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The Destruction In Gaza After 50 Days

As the Gaza war stretches past it's 50th day, we take a look at one of Israel's longest recent conflicts.
Posted at 8:44 PM, Aug 26, 2014

​The conflict in Gaza has entered its 50th day. 

On July 8, Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge" against Hamas targets. (Video via Channel 4) 

ABC: "Today, Israeli defense forces escalated the battle with Hamas."

NBC: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed the ground offensive will continue as long as necessary."

CBS: "It is a battle that flares up often across decades."

But previous conflicts were much shorter. Israel’s 2009 war with Hamas lasted 22 days. The 2012 war with Hamas lasted 8. (Video via ODN

A longer war means more casualties. (Video via RT

The death toll in this latest conflict remains lopsided. Each side is running its own tally. The figures are preliminary. (Video via BBC

The Gaza Health Ministry estimates over 2,100 Palestinians have died, mostly civilians. The IDF says 67 Israelis have died — all but three were soldiers. (Video via PBS

​​BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER:​ "Hamas again will learn the hard way that Israel will do whatever it must do to protect its people." (Video via YouTube / IsraeliPM)

OSAMA HAMDAN, HAMAS SPOKESPERSON: "Everyone is talking about Israel's right to protect itself, what about the Palestinian's right to protect themselves?" (Video via CNN

Israel holds Hamas responsible for launching 4,000 rockets across the border.

The Iron Dome missile defense system has intercepted most. (Video via Israel Defense Forces

The strikes have killed a reported 900 “terrorists” but have also destroyed or damaged close to 16,000 homes.

At an estimated 500,000, about 25% of Gaza’s population is displaced. (Video via Voice of America

This video includes images from Getty Images and music, "Cylinder Four," from Chris Zabriskie.