Israeli attacks destroy 1530 Gaza homes

Published 24.07.2014 14:44
Updated 24.07.2014 14:45
Israeli attacks destroy 1530 Gaza homes

Some 1530 Palestinian homes have been flattened by Israel's ongoing onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip that began July 7, according to Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works Mufeed al-Hassayna.

"The Israeli military operation has completely destroyed 1530 homes in the Gaza Strip and left 22000 others partially damaged," al-Hassayna told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

At least 745 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed-and more than 4500 injured, many seriously-in relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since July 7.

Israel has continued to pound the embattled coastal enclave, which is home to 1.8 million Palestinians, with devastating air and naval strikes with the ostensible aim of halting rocket fire from Gaza.

Last week, Israel expanded its offensive to include ground operations, sending thousands of troops into the densely-populated Palestinian territory.

Gaza-based resistance factions, meanwhile, have continued to fire rockets at Israeli cities in response to the ongoing Israeli attacks.

At least 32 Israelis, including 30 soldiers, have been killed since the hostilities began.

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