‘The Gaza Platform' map visualizes every Israeli strike in 2014
Human rights group Amnesty International created an interactive map that shown every attack on Gaza by Israeli forces during the 2014 Gaza conflict
Human rights group Amnesty International has created an interactive map that shown every attack on Gaza by Israeli forces during the 2014 Gaza conflict.
Named “The Gaza Platform,” the map aims to insure accountability for war crimes and breaches of international humanitarian law that may have occurred during the conflict.
The conflict that lasted a little under two months, known as Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” reportedly killed 2,310 Gazans and 72 Israelis.
The map works by recording the time and location of each attack, categorizing it based on the type of attack, the type of site that was struck and the number of casualties.
Several months’ worth of data, based on records taken by Gaza-based human rights organizations and Amnesty International, was put together to form a complete database that shows over 2,500 attacks during the 2014 conflict.
"[The Gaza Platform] has the potential to expose the systematic nature of Israeli violations committed during the conflict" Phillip Luther, the Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa program, was quoted as saying by The Independent.
It is hoped that map with create more international awareness on the situation in Gaza. The impact of the war still affects the lives of Gazans today, many of whom are suffering from the effects of water shortages and damaged infrastructure.