Gazans assess economic damage of Israel raids

Truce appears to be holding, as Hamas begins to survey devastation caused by Israeli strikes.

    Hamas has begun to survey the damage caused in Gaza by eight days of Israeli air raids.

    The total economic cost of the damage is estimated at $1.2bn.

    Damage to properties - 8,000 houses, 200 residential buildings, 43 government offices and three mosques - total $545m.

    Though Gaza's factories were not hit as hard as in the 2008 bombings, when the main industrial zone was reduced to rubble, dozens of factories were still damaged or destroyed during the fighting.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza on one family who are still reeling from the financial and personal aftermath of the destruction of their factory in the Jabalyia refugee camp.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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