UN appeal for help for Gaza: "Traumatized population". LIVE

About half of Gaza's buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the war, with 70% of houses affected. The Wall Street Journal wrote about it, basing its report on satellite photos and other remote sensing methods. The target buildings include factories, houses of worship, schools, shopping centers and hotels, he says. Israeli forces have often said that many schools, mosques and other buildings were hit because they were used for military purposes and as bases of operations for terrorist groups in Gaza.

Only eight of Gaza's 36 hospitals can accept patients, it said, and most of the basic infrastructure for water, electricity and communications has been demolished.

“The word 'Gaza' will go down in history along with Dresden and other famous cities that were bombed,” Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago who has studied the history of the airstrikes, told the newspaper. This is reported by the Times of Israel.