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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 08:09 AM
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Gaza: Witnessing the damage
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When I visited the north of Gaza to plan for work we can do with communities there I saw for myself the extent of the damage. There were non-exploded bombs in Jabalia, agricultural lands were completely devastated. In some places, the roads are so damaged it is impossible to move about by car.

And sewage wastewater is still flowing down the streets.

Some 35,000 chickens were killed during the bombardment and the price of eggs has already gone up. Before the war, a kilo of eggs used to sell for 2.40 Euros (2.20), now in some places people pay up to 5 euros (4.60), yet more reason why our work is needed.

But the worst thing I saw was just outside of Beit Lahia (North East of Gaza Strip) in the area of Atta Abed Rabo. I could not recognise Beit Lahia! Entire neighbourhoods have disappeared. In place of houses and street there is nothing. Its like looking at fields of ruins. I cannot imagine how long it will take to rebuild. How much money will be needed.

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