The war has turned Gaza into a wasteland

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GAZA, April 8 (Reuters) – Drone footage of Gaza over the six months of warfare between Israel and Hamas shows how the once vibrant Palestinian enclave has been transformed into a vast wasteland of rubble and twisted steel by Israeli bombardment.
Those structures have vanished, footage from Reuters and other sources shows, crushed into piles of cement and debris.
Residents have been forced to wander Gaza seeking shelter from an Israeli offensive designed to destroy its arch enemy Hamas.
Footage showed how Palestinians lived in calmer days in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas on earth.
Footage taken later shows a nearby street with one demolished building after another.
The conflict began when Hamas, which runs Gaza, burst into Israel on Oct. 7, killed 1,200 people and dragged more than 200 hostages back to Gaza, according to Israeli tallies.
Israel responded with a relentless bombardment of the enclave that has killed more than 33,000 people, according to Gaza health authorities.
Fast forward six months and footage will show many destroyed mosques in Gaza.

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GAZA, April 8 (Reuters) – Drone footage taken during the six months of fighting between Israel and Hamas reveals how Israeli bombardment has reduced the once-vibrant Palestinian enclave to a massive wasteland of twisted steel and rubble.

Palestinians used to be able to look out at the Mediterranean Sea from the balconies of their buildings on regular days.

According to footage from Reuters and other sources, those buildings have disappeared, crushed into heaps of rubble and cement.

Due to an Israeli offensive aimed at destroying Hamas, the residents of Gaza have been forced to wander the area in search of safety.

The anticipated continuation of the bombardment and destruction is due to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the campaign will not end until Hamas is destroyed.

One of the world’s most densely populated regions, the Gaza Strip, was the setting for footage depicting Palestinian life in simpler times.

Driving along a quiet street with tall trees dividing traffic as far as the eye could see were Palestinians. Later footage captures a nearby street lined with abandoned buildings. In the broken cement of a deserted town, one person was visible strolling.

Hamas, the group that controls Gaza, broke into Israel on October 1st, sparking the conflict. Israeli tallies indicate that on July 7, 1,200 people were killed and over 200 hostages were taken and brought back to Gaza.

According to Gaza health officials, in retaliation, Israel bombarded the enclave nonstop, killing over 33,000 people.

Palestinians recall some of the locations in the Reuters drone footage, such as a calm alleyway where a teenager rides his bicycle quickly, as they endure the bombing and attempt to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

The video also included a white mosque with a sea view and a green courtyard. After six months, footage from Gaza will reveal numerous mosques that have been destroyed.

There is pre-war footage showing cars navigating a roundabout in another part of Gaza. Now, very little remains of it.

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