Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:23AM
Gazans look at pictures of Hamas martyrs on the second anniversary of Israel's three-week offensive on the Gaza Strip, December 29, 2010.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are marking the third anniversary of a devastating war imposed by Israel on the besieged coastal strip in December 2008 that claimed many lives.
The Israeli regime waged a 22-day-war on the densely populated coastal sliver on the threshold of 2009, killing more than 1,400 Palestinians including at least 300 children.
The offensive destroyed 4,000 houses in the blockaded territory and devastated a large portion of infrastructures in the blockaded strip. The Israeli military forces also targeted UN-run schools and centers.
More than 50,000 people were displaced as a result of the three-week war.
Tel Aviv also used internationally-banned weapons, including white phosphorus bombs, against the Gazans during the three-week war.