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Vault 2014: Gaza - cities under siege and under attack

posted 03.24 in news.

Gaza 2014

Originally published in 2014.

All eyes should be on Gaza at the moment, but understandably many are focused on unfolding events in the damp fields of Eastern Ukraine. The Gaza Strip is small and densely populated with over 5,000 people per square kilometre. It is tense and under siege. Borders to Israel and Egypt have been closed to the general population, offering no means of escape from the conflict. The underground supply tunnels used for civilian supplies are considered illegal by Israel and are further threatened by their secondary use as conduits for weaponry. Israel’s defence force has them in their sights, and Egypt recently announced the closure of 1,370 tunnels to the South.

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