27 Jul 2014

Gaza destruction revealed in UN satellite image

A United Nations agency releases satellite imagery showing the level of destruction of buildings and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Click on the image above to see the full Unosat/Unitar report. Credit: Unosat/Unitar

The image, released by Unosat/Unitar, shows an area in the northeastern Gaza Strip, including areas of Gaza City – Shajaiyah, Toffah and Shaaf.

Unosat analysis has identified 604 destroyed structures, 236 severely damaged structures and 46 moderately damaged structured.

The image, taken on 25 July, also shows 66 craters on roads and in agricultural and “non-urbanised” areas.

Read more: Paul Mason blogs from Gaza's border