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Text testimonies “I never saw anything like it, not even in Lebanon”
catalog number: 25091
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Unit: Armored Corps
Area: Northern Gaza strip
period: 2014
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“I never saw anything like it, not even in Lebanon”
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Unit: Armored Corps
Area: Northern Gaza strip
period: 2014

We went in [to the Gaza Strip] through the Nahal Oz entrance, we drove a bit north and then continued west. The houses were already in ruins by the time we got there. The D9 (armored bulldozer) used the rubble from the houses to form a rampart compound for us. There were chicken coops that weren’t destroyed by the aerial strikes, and the D9 simply came and peeled them apart. There was concern about tunnels there, so the coops were just crushed. The D9 comes over, lowers its blade on those houses and within an hour and a half everything is wrapped up into itself. Chickens in metal panels, in all those cages they have there, really big and pretty and it smells like roses. It was total destruction in there – the photos online are child’s play compared to what we saw there in reality. It wasn’t so much razing there – it was havoc, mostly: wrecked houses, collapsed balconies, exposed living rooms, destroyed stores. That’s what we saw. I never saw anything like it, not even in Lebanon. There was destruction there, too – but never in my life did I see anything like this. And were tunnel shafts found in the coops? No. There were no shafts in the coops.