Before and after: The Egyptian military’s demolition of an Egypt-Gaza border town

Pesha Magid
Aug 24, 2016 · 1 min read

The Egyptian town of Rafah was almost completely demolished in 2014 so the Egyptian military could create a buffer zone between Gaza and the Egyptian border. A reported 3,200 families lost their homes, those who refused to leave were forced out at gunpoint.

The image above shows Rafah before and after the demolition. It shows the destruction of a town.

You can read more about Rafah, why it was demolished and what happened to its residents here and here.

Pesha Magid

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