The Lessons of Gaza 2009
Against The Current vol. 140

Abu-Manneh, Bashir
Date Written:  2009-05-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13517

First the numbers: "1285 Palestinians killed, mostly civilians, including 167 civil police officers. 4336 Palestinians wounded, mostly civilians. Two political leaders of Hamas assassinated, Nizar Rayan and Said Siam, in bombs that flattened their home and also killed many of their family members and neighbors. Tens of thousands of people forced to abandon their homes: 2400 houses completely destroyed, and 17,000 semi-destroyed or damaged. Tens of mosques, public civilian facilities, police stations, and media, health, and educational institutions either completely or partially destroyed. 121 industrial and commercial workshops destroyed and at least 200 others damaged."

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