65000 Palestinians Still Homeless after 2014 Israeli Attack: UN
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When the Israeli offensive stopped in 2014, [a total of] 100,000 Gazans were not able to return to their homes, which were completely demolished,” the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees said.
The complete siege imposed on Gaza by the Tel Aviv regime prevents constructions and development programs for the settlement of the displaced.
"Until this day, two years after the offensive, 65,000 of them remain displaced … only 35 percent of people have managed to return to their homes," the report adds.
The UN body condemned Tel Aviv for the lack of material and slow development calling the lack of “finance and materials due to the ongoing blockade imposed by Israel, and difficulty in coordination with the Palestinian side" as the main reason for their displacement.
On July 7, 2014, Israel launched the Operation Protective Edge against the Gaza Strip, which ended on Aug. 26, 2014. The operation led to the killing of 2,147 Palestinians, among them 578 children, 489 women and 102 elderly persons.
The agency compiled a series of data provided by the UN Development program and concluded that a total of 12000 residential units were completely destroyed during the attacks while another 160000 unit saw partial damages