Houses Destroyed, Hundreds of Gazans Lose Their Abode

Some took refuge in schools, while others were still looking for a place to live because their houses were recently destroyed. “Many Palestinian families stay on the road at night. They do not know where to go after their houses were destroyed,” said Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT’s Global Humanity Response.

Israeli fighter missiles destroy the residence of Gaza. (Reuters/ Mohammad Salem)
Israeli fighter missiles destroy residential buildings in Gaza. (Reuters/ Mohammad Salem)

ACTNews, GAZA – Hundreds of missiles continue to be launched from Israeli jet fighters to Gaza, destroying buildings including residential houses. According to reports from Aksi Cepat Tanggap's partners in Gaza, 32 residential buildings were bombed and destroyed, 23 media offices were damaged, plus dozens of other institutions, associations, and offices. The material losses caused by the airstrikes are estimated to reach up to 25 million dollars.

In addition, about 500 residential buildings in Gaza were destroyed by missiles from Israel. Meanwhile, 3,500 houses suffered minor to moderate damages. As a result, many Palestinians in Gaza have lost their homes.

Some took refuge in schools, while others were still looking for a place to live because their houses were recently destroyed. “Many Palestinian families stay on the road at night. They do not know where to go after their houses were destroyed,” said Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT’s Global Humanity Response, Saturday (5/15/2021).

Faradiba invited all Muslims to provide the best assistance for the Palestinians in Gaza. "With the best help of generous friends, we can provide the best shelters for our fellow Muslims in Gaza," she asked.

Bombed without prior warning

Israel said that it had issued a warning beforehand that missiles would be launched to destroy buildings in Gaza.

However, this is often not the case. According to the people in Gaza, there was no warning given by the Israelis before they carried out the attack. Many Palestinians died because they did not have time to leave their homes when missiles from Israeli jet fighters bombarded their homes.

Khamees al-Rantissi, one of the local Gazans, said that his house was bombed without prior warning. “What did this boy do? What threat does he pose to Israeli settlers?” said Rantissi while carrying the body of his 19-month-old nephew who was tied with a cloth.[]