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Before and after: New satellite images of destruction in Gaza

By Haitham Sabbah, Sabbah Report,

New images released by the United Nations Institute of Training and Research show the extent of the damage done by Israel’s military campaign to parts of the Gaza Strip. (See images released last week).

The damage assessment images released by Unosat/Unitar, shows different areas from Gaza Strip, including Atatra, Beit Lahia and Gaza City.

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Damage Assessment in Gaza City, Gaza Strip - Occupied Palestinian Territory (Download PDF)

The above map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in central Gaza City, Gaza Strip, resulting from on-going destruction by Israel in the area. Using a satellite image collected 25 July 2014 by the Pleiades satellite, and compared with a pre-crisis Pleiades image collected 6 July 2014, UNOSAT analysis has identified 133 destroyed structures, 179 severely damaged structures, and 218 moderately damaged structures. In addition, 126 craters on roads and in agricultural and non-urbanized areas are also visible as of 25 July 2014.

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Damage Assessment in Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip - Occupied Palestinian Territory (Download PDF)

The above map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in the Beit Lahia area, Gaza Strip, resulting from on-going destruction by Israel in the area. Using a satellite image collected 25 July 2014 by the Pleiades satellite, and compared with a pre-crisis Pleiades image collected 6 July 2014, UNOSAT analysis has identified 100 destroyed structures, 63 severely damaged structures, and 37 moderately damaged structures. In addition, 85 craters on roads and in agricultural and non-urbanized areas are also visible as of 25 July 2014.

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Damage Assessment in Atatra, Gaza Strip - Occupied Palestinian Territory (Download PDF)

The above map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in the Atatra area, Gaza Strip, resulting from on-going destruction by Israel in the area. Using a satellite image collected 25 July 2014 by the Pleiades satellite, and compared with a pre-crisis Pleiades image collected 6 July 2014, UNOSAT analysis has identified 192 destroyed structures, 60 severely damaged structures, and 89 moderately damaged structures. In addition, 108 craters on roads and in agricultural and non-urbanized areas are also visible as of 25 July 2014.

Top image via Uprooted Palestinians.

[Source: Sabbah Report. Edited. Top image added.]

Below are more revealing before and after GIF images of the destruction from Sploid.

The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images
The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images
The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images
The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images
The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images
The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images
GIF image courtesy of Sploid