Stefanie Felsberger: Gaza: Destructive Reconstruction, AIES Fokus 3/2015.




According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Operation Protective Edge left 1,914 killed and 9,861 injured Palestinians in its wake, among them 549 dead and almost 3,000 injured children (Shaban 2014, Tait 2015). Israel bombed Gaza’s largest food factories, bulldozed cultivated land, and destroyed more than 250 economic facilities, turning Gaza into a completely dependent market. Gaza’s power plant stopped working rendering the supply of water and electricity almost impossible. Large numbers of Gaza’s administrational and governmental institutions, religious endowments and mosques were destroyed. After each war it becomes harder to rebuild, as most of the damage from previous wars remains in place.

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