When Gaza Burned

Since the end of the deadly 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians and 73 in Israel, little has changed on the ground in Gaza. Swathes of Palestinian territory lie in ruins and tens of thousands of people remain homeless, the plight of whom was neglected as international attention focused on events in Ukraine and Russia.
With reconstruction still conspicuous by its absence and talks to bolster the August truce repeatedly postponed, frustration is growing in Gaza — and with it the danger of a new outbreak of violence. This weekend, for the first time since the war ended on August 26, Israeli warplanes struck southern Gaza, bringing back memories of 2014’s bloodiest but largely forgotten conflict.

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