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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Israeli war leaves over 100,000 Gazans homeless: UN

Thu Sep 4, 2014 12:58PM GMT

A UN reports says more than 100,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still homeless over a week after the end of Israel’s deadly war on the besieged Palestinian region.

The UN report said on Wednesday that at least 108,000 Palestinians are homeless because Israeli bombardment either totally destroyed their homes or damaged them too severely.

The report also noted that about 60000 people are sheltering in UN-run schools making it impossible for the academic year to begin on time. The remaining have doubled up with relatives and friends, it added.

Palestinian officials estimate the number of the displaced is much higher. Some say over half of a million Palestinians were displaced during Israel's 50-day onslaught.

Israeli forces destroyed a nearby house being used to store aid supplies for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. All of the supplies, including rice, sugar, pasta, and canned food were destroyed.

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