The Israeli military escalated attacks on the people of Palestine in Gaza from 10 to 21 May 2021, during the month of Ramadan. By the end of the conflict the Palestine people and infrastructure of Gaza had suffered immense loss and damage.
According to Wikipedia, 256 Palestinians had been killed, including 66 children and 40 women. Almost 2,000 wounded of whom over 600 were children, and 400 women. Four of the killed women were pregnant. The Israeli strikes had targeted multiple individual family dwellings, causing multiple deaths among members of the 15 families living there. Other reports set set the number of entire families killed at 20.
According to a post-ceasefire estimate;
1,042 housing and commercial units, spread over 258 buildings, were destroyed
769 further units suffered severe damage.
53 schools were damaged
6 hospitals and 11 clinics were damaged
According to Reuters, the 10 day conflict caused $40 million in damage to factories and the Gaza strip’s industrial zone and other industrial facilities, in addition to $22 million in damage to the energy sector. Gaza’s agriculture ministry estimated around $27 million in damage that included greenhouses, agricultural lands and poultry farms.
In the aftermath of the conflict, the people of the Maldives rallied to provide support to the rebuilding and recovery process. As part of this initiative, and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we gave a donation of MVR 25000.00 to the Palestine support fund of the International Aid Campaign (IAC).
May Allah bless our donors for this contribution to the Palestine brethren.