Israel Demolished Tower Blocks in Gaza. Here's What They Housed

Israeli leveling of Gaza's high-rise buildings, several of them housing media outlet offices, has led to widespread criticism. What did the towers actually hold?

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Over the past week, Israeli forces have destroyed or damaged dozens of buildings across the Gaza Strip, striking what the army has described as “a number of strategically significant buildings belonging to the Hamas terror organization.”

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, citing Palestinian government sources, as of Monday the ongoing air war has led to the destruction of 94 buildings, comprising 461 housing and commercial units.