Gaza Strip (QNN)- Israeli military destroyed 20 factories during its 11-day deadly aggression on the Gaza Strip last May.
The Head of the General Federation of Trade Unions Sami Al-Amasi has confirmed that 20 factories were destroyed, and 5,000 workers had lost their jobs.
In a statement, Al-Amasi disclosed that the latest Israeli aggression inflicted a massive blow to the economic sector in the Gaza Strip.
Al-Amasi noted that it aggravated the already weak economy, which has been suffering for more than one and a half decades, with increased adversity due to COVID-19.
Al-Amasi indicated that the economy was the main target for the Israeli attacks, pointing to the demolition of the offices of big companies located in the high-rise buildings destroyed during the offensive.
Meanwhile, he stated that the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 affected more than 160,000 workers during the last year.
The economic losses of the pandemic hit NIS 200 million and raised unemployment to 55 per cent.
Al-Amasi called for Arab, Islamic and international trade unions to support the Palestinians and their cause, as they are enduring harsh conditions under Israeli occupation.
Israel’s 11-day aggression on the Gaza Strip started on May 10 and ended with a ceasefire brokered by mediator Egypt on May 21, killing at least 279 Palestinians, including 69 children and 40 women and injuring 1,910 others.
19 families in the Gaza Strip have been wiped off the population civil registry during Israel’s 11-day aggression, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, including 41 children and 25 women.
More than 90,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes, and much of Gaza’s infrastructure and many residential buildings were completely destroyed or levelled.