Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end

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A new UN assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the “unprecedented” destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in July and August.

Israel’s assault – which it dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” – left at least 2,133 Palestinians dead and more than eleven thousand injured. More than 100,000 are permanently homeless as some 13 percent of Gaza’s housing stock – 44,300 housing units – was affected by the attack, with five percent rendered completely uninhabitable.

The UN report, “Gaza Initial Rapid Assessment,” published by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) was conducted through August with the assistance of dozens of Palestinian and international aid agencies, organizations and experts.

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/palestinians-gaza-are-still-waiting-siege-end

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