The atmosphere on the streets of the Gaza Strip changed as soon as the ceasefire was announced. People got excited and shouted religious slogans and started whistling from the balcony. Some people fired in the air in celebration.
Israeli Air Strike (AFP)
Ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Hamas, who ruled in the Gaza Strip of Israel-Palestine. This ceasefire has come into effect from Friday. In this way, the war which lasted for 11 days has finally ended. The 11-day-long struggle led to tremendous ruin in the Gaza Strip, while most parts of Israel came to a standstill. The result was seen on the country’s economy. In this conflict, where more than 200 people died in the Gaza Strip, 13 people died in Israel too.
The atmosphere on the streets of the Gaza Strip changed as soon as the ceasefire was announced. People got excited and shouted religious slogans and started whistling from the balcony. Some people fired in the air in celebration. US President Joe Biden welcomed the decision, saying that Palestinians and Israelis have the right to live safely. In such a situation, the question arises how much damage has been done in this bloody conflict between the two sides for 11 days (Cost of fight between Israel-Palestine). Let’s know about this…
How much damage did the Gaza Strip cause?
Gaza’s housing ministry said on Thursday that 16,800 housing units were destroyed in the Israeli airstrikes. Out of this, 1800 is no longer livable and about 1000 are completely ruined. People living here are now getting electricity for only three to four hours, whereas before the struggle, electricity was available for 12 hours. Hamas’s media office said that the factories, industrial zone and industrial facility have lost about $ 40 million (about Rs 290 crore) due to the bombing. In addition, the energy sector has suffered a loss of $ 22 million (about Rs 160 crore).
Gaza’s Agriculture Ministry says that assessing the damage done to greenhouses, agricultural land and poultry farms shows that it has incurred a loss of about $ 27 million (about Rs 197 crore). The United Nations and aid groups said that Palestinians now have limited or no access to water facilities. The United Nations Refugee Agency has demanded $ 38 million (about Rs 277 crore) for humanitarian aid in Gaza and the West Bank. In this way, if the loss in Gaza is estimated, then it is about 89 million dollars (about 650 crores rupees).
How much damage was done in Israel?
The Central Bureau of Statistics said the Israeli economy declined 6.5 percent in the first quarter due to the coronavirus epidemic. Economists have warned that economic recovery could be slowed due to conflicts with Israel and Palestinian extremists. On May 13, the Israeli Manufacturers Association said that between May 11 and 13, the economy suffered a loss of $ 166 million (about Rs 1200 crore). It does not include the damage caused to the factories. The damage was caused by rocket attacks by Gaza in the southern and central part of the country.
Israel’s central bank, the Ministry of Finance and the Manufacturers Association said that they do not yet have up-to-date data on the entire economic losses from rockets from Gaza. Trade and shipping sources have said that some tankers had to divert to other Israeli ports to protect them from rockets. Due to this, the delivery of fuel was delayed. Last week, a rocket attack damaged a pipeline of the Israeli-owned energy company. Many international airlines suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv in view of air strikes. Please tell that in the war with Hamas in 2014, there was a loss of about 7800 crores.
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