Israeli losses from rocket fire mounts to $61 million

Israeli losses from rocket fire mounts to $61 million after eight days of Gaza bombing
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18 May, 2021
Israel's losses in eight days have cost more than $60 million so far, equivalent to 50 days of attacking during the 2014 Gaza campaign.

Direct damage in Israel from rocket fire from Gaza Strip, after eight days of Israeli bombardment of the Palestinian enclave, amounts to more than $60 million, according to media.

More than 7,000 Israelis have registered "significant damage" to homes, cars, household furniture from rocket fire from Hamas in just over a week the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.

Factories and other businesses, as well as agriculture, in Israel have been severely damaged due to fires caused by the rockets.

It follows an Israeli military campaign on Gaza which began on 10 May resulting in the deaths of more than 200 Palestinians, including dozens of children.

The damage amounts to 200 million shekels, or $61 million, equivalent to the total losses incurred during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 which lasted 50 days.

The damage in Gaza from Israeli strikes has been much more devastating, including hospitals and apartment blocks being levelled in the strikes.

At least 213 Palestinians, including 61 children, have been killed in the Israeli attacks and hundreds injured.

Widespread destruction has been caused in the coastal Palestinian enclave, as Israel continues to target buildings, many of which used to house media outlets and headquarters for international agencies.

Gaza has been unable to rebuild after previous Israeli military campaigns due to a siege on the territory by Israel.