Satellite images capture scale of devastation inflicted on Gaza in just 17 days

Thousands of bombs have been dropped across the area in the last few weeks.

Satellite images capture scale of devastation inflicted on Gaza in just 17 days
The aerial shots show just how Gaza has been destroyed in just a few weeks (Picture: Reuters)
The aerial shots show just how Gaza has been destroyed in just a few weeks (Picture: Reuters)

New satellite images have revealed the destruction felt across Gaza as hundreds of rockets reigned down over the Strip.

The pictures show the aftermath of the airstrikes by the IAF in Beit Hanoun and Atatra in the Gaza Strip.

Residential buildings, markets and mosques have been destroyed in retaliation for the attack launched by Hamas militants on October 7.

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Images of the area earlier this year offer a striking contrast to those taken in recent days.

It comes after Omer Tishler, the Israel Air Force’s chief of staff, said that his forces were dropping thousands of bombs ‘around the clock’ on Hamas terrorists ‘with no difference between day and night.’

The area of Beit Hanoun has been largely hit by the strikes
Thousands of homes and the hospital in Al-Karama are among the worst-hit areas of Gaza (Picture: Reuters)
Satellite view shows damaged areas in the Palestinian city of Beit Hanoun(Picture: Reuters)
Al-Karama is one of the worst-hit areas (Picture: Reuters)

Pictures show that airstrikes were cutting in half or completely removing various Gaza neighbourhoods where Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists were hiding.

Tishler said the air force is hunting them everywhere ‘from invaders to anyone who steps outside in Gaza, to those terrorists hiding inside [civilian] residences.’

In the pictures released by Maxar, the town of Beit Hanoun in the enclave’s northeast corner is seen to have been levelled by airstrikes, with its hospital forced to stop operations this week due to the intense bombardment of the town.

The al-Karama neighbourhood was also pounded and its hospital now similarly out of service due to airstrikes.

More than half of Gaza’s primary health care facilities and roughly a third of its hospitals have stopped functioning, the World Health Organization said, amid a desperate shortage of fuel after Israel sealed off the territory, with fears fuel could entirely run out today.

Israeli retaliatory strikes have so far killed more than 6,500 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the health ministry there.

More than 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, according to Israeli officials, mostly civilians who died in the initial Hamas massacre.

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