Gaza Strip (In Palestine Today)- A total of 1,200 unexploded missiles, as well as tank and artillery shells, fired by Israeli forces during its recent aggression on the Gaza Strip, were destroyed on Saturday, local authorities said.
Explosive engineering teams continue to dispose of what remained of the 11-day Israeli bombardment in different regions, Muhammad Miqdad, an explosive engineer under Gaza’s Interior Ministry, told Anadolu Agency.
Miqdad said that if the bombs dropped by ‘Israel’ had exploded then, they would have caused a massacre in nearby areas.
Highlighting the poor working conditions, he called on international organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, to monitor work in the field and provide the necessary equipment.
He said that ‘Israel’ blocks entry of protective equipment used by bomb disposal teams in the Gaza Strip and added that this made their work harder.
19 families in the Gaza Strip have been wiped off the population civil registry during Israel’s 11-day aggression, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, including 41 children and 25 women.
Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip started on May 10 and ended with a ceasefire brokered by mediator Egypt on May 21, killing at least 279 Palestinians, including 69 children and 40 women and injuring 1,910 others.
More than 90,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes, and much of Gaza’s infrastructure and many residential buildings were completely destroyed or levelled.
Health centres, media offices, as well as schools were among the structures targeted during the 11-days of constant bombardment.