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Gaza destruction 'unprecedented' says UN

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Gaza destruction 'unprecedented' says UN


Gazans are stocking up with provisions as the fragile ceasefire with Israel stretches into a second day.

The devastation across the Gaza Strip has been described by the UN as ‘unprecedented.’

In Gaza City, home to half a million people, 25 percent of housing stock has been damaged.

The schools, that remain, once represented a kind of normality for Gaza’s children, now they house the homeless.

“We want to live like everyone else with humanity and dignity, like in other countries. Instead we are in misery. I had a small plot of land, which I sold for 38,000 dollars, but I haven’t received the money, now I have no land,” said one elderly Gazan.

For women with children the stress is endless: “Children are screaming the whole day. They have been eating canned food for 25 days. There is nothing to eat. They cannot sleep well. It is very hard.”

Reconstruction of this shattered land is a long way off.

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