Hundreds of Mosques in Gaza Destroyed in Israeli Attacks

Hundreds of Mosques in Gaza Destroyed in Israeli Attacks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Over 600 mosques have been destroyed or damaged since the onset of Israel's military operations in October last year, the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in Gaza reported.

It said that Israeli military forces have fully destroyed or damaged hundreds of mosques in the besieged coastal territory since the Tel Aviv regime began its bloody onslaught in early October last year.

The ministry's statement detailed that 604 mosques have been completely destroyed in the current war, while another 200 have been partially damaged.

Additionally, the statement indicated that Israeli troops have desecrated at least 60 cemeteries during their ground invasion of Gaza, using bulldozers to dig up graves and steal the bodies of more than 1,000 people.

The statement further mentioned that 15 buildings belonging to the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs were destroyed during the Israeli aggression. Among these were the headquarters of the ministry, the main office of the Holy Quran Radio in Gaza City, the Endowment Management office in Khan Younis, and a repository for documents and manuscripts.

Furthermore, the ministry reported that 91 of its employees have been killed in the Israeli attacks.

Israel's onslaught against the Gaza Strip, which targeted hospitals, residences, and houses of worship, followed a surprise attack by Palestinian resistance movements against Israeli aggression on October 7 last year.

According to the latest update from Gaza's health ministry on Saturday, at least 35,386 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children. More than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced during the war.

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