According to a statement from the office, the majority of the reportedly burned properties are found in the centre and northern Gaza Strip, and the losses from these fires “exceed tens of millions of dollars.”
We brought you news last week about a media probe that revealed Israeli army leaders had been giving orders for their soldiers to demolish vacant Gaza homes.
The report was released after senior Israeli officials acknowledged that their nation aims to create a “buffer zone” around Gaza’s borders. They claim this is done to deter future attacks on Israel.
These assertions are restated in the Media Office statement. “The commanders of the ‘Israeli’ occupation army gave clear and direct instructions and orders, which are being followed by the burning operations.”