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Following a Ceasefire in Gaza, Infographics Show the Scale of 30 Days of Death and Damage

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#Gaza war in numbers http://t.co/eAbHKuP77V shared by journalist @jncatron

Scores of infographics are being shared online showing the overall toll of Israel's latest incursion into Gaza.

A 72-hour ceasefire started today after 30 days of Israeli shelling and a land incursion into the Palestinian enclave, which was met by Hamas rockets, that has left at least 1,868 Palestinians and 67 Israelis dead, according to one such infographic. Among the Palestinian dead are 246 women and 426 children. The 9,563 Palestinians wounded include 1,853 women and 2,877 children.

This is the fourth time Israel and Gaza commit to a ceasefire since Israel started bombing Gaza on July 8.

Since Israel launched a massive offensive against the 40-kilometer-long coastal strip on July 8, their military has bombed residential neighborhoods, markets, schools, a playground, hospitals, shelters and refugee camps, leading to a 75 percent civilian death rate. On July 28, Israel attacked the only power plant in Gaza, plunging the congested strip of 1.8 million people into darkness.

With no where to escape, the number of Palestinians displaced in Gaza could exceed 400,000 people, according to the UN.

Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights, a Geneva-based organistion, which aims to end human rights abuses among individuals living in the MENA and bring perpetrators to justice, shares this infographic:

In a series of charts and graphs, Euro-mid says 1,487 or 79 per cent of the 1,875 Palestinians killed during the previous 30 days were civilians; 299 were members of resistance groups, and 89 people were described as “unknown.” Among them were 426 children and 255 women.

Israeli Assault on Gaza in numbers (Source: Euromid)

Israeli Assault on Gaza in numbers (Source: Euro-Mid)

It lists the Israeli fatalities at 67, including three civilians and 64 soldiers. Among them were 57 Israelis, two Americans, one French national, two Belgians and two “unknown.”

The number Palestinians wounded is listed as 9,563, including 1,927 women and 2,877 children.

Among the dead on the Palestinian side are nine UNRWA personnel, 16 health professionals and 12 journalists.

Damage to the health and education sector in Gaza. Source: EuroMid

Damage to the health and education sector in Gaza. Source: Euro-Mid

Another chart details damage to the health and education sectors. In total, 13 hospitals were damaged, 10 health clinics were destroyed, 34 health facilities were closed and 12 ambulances damaged.

In total, 98 government schools and 90 UNRWA schools were damaged, effecting 152,000 students. Six Gazan universities were also damaged in the war, effecting around 100,000 students.

At least half a million Palestinians are internally displaced in Gaza, with no where to go to (Graph source: Euro-Mid)

At least half a million Palestinians are internally displaced in Gaza, with no where to go to (Graph source: Euro-Mid)

About half a million Palestinians have been internally displaced. A total of 310,000 had to move from their homes due to Israeli threats, 165,000 moved because their homes were destroyed and 254,000 are described as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in UN shelters.

Overall, Israeli shelling and bombing targeted 10,604 homes. Out of those, 1,724 were completely destroyed and 8,880 were partially destroyed.

Religious sites also came under fire. The Euro-mid says 42 mosques were totally destroyed and 90 partially destroyed. A church was also partially destroyed, in addition to 10 Muslim cemetaries and one Christian cemetery.

A graph showing public utilities destroyed in Gaza. Source: Euro-Mid

A graph showing public utilities destroyed in Gaza. Source: Euro-Mid

Gaza, which already suffers from a crippling siege, now faces acute water and power shortages. This chart says eight water supply and waste water plants have been destroyed, effecting 700,000 people. Also, 19 electricity facilities were bombed in the war, plummeting Gaza's 1.8 million population in the dark.

From the Netherlands, Rohan Nagel, who described himself as a human rights activist who is a tech geek, shares those two infographs, showing the damage:

Since Israel launched a massive offensive against the 40-kilometer-long coastal strip on July 8, their military has bombed residential neighborhoods, markets, schools, a playground, hospitals, shelters and refugee camps, leading to a 75 percent civilian death rate. On July 28, Israel attacked the only power plant in Gaza, plunging the congested strip of 1.8 million people into darkness.

With no where to escape, the number of Palestinians displaced in Gaza could exceed 400,000 people, according to the UN.

This is Israel's third military operation in Gaza in six years. Excessive restrictions from Israel in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank is why most of the world and the United Nations considers this territory “occupied” by Israel.

Follow our in-depth coverage: #Gaza: Civilian Death Toll Mounts in Israeli Offensive

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