Israel says greater than 100,000 Palestinians have moved from the north to the south of Gaza within the final two days.
Tens of hundreds of Palestinians have fled northern Gaza on foot as Israeli forces push deeper into dense city neighbourhoods and assault hospitals the place residents have been sheltering.
Gaza Metropolis has been the main target of Israel’s floor offensive, with fierce battles and air raids reported on Friday in densely populated areas.
A spokesperson for the Israeli military mentioned on Friday greater than 100,000 Palestinians have moved from the north to the south of Gaza within the final two days.
A endless stream of individuals together with many youngsters, the wounded, and the aged have been seen transferring south, totally on foot, carrying solely small backpacks and important belongings.
Israel has repeatedly focused and attacked civilians who’re making their option to the south.
“The combating within the city areas of the Gaza Strip has reached crucial ranges, because the Israeli occupation forces are pushing ahead and deeper,” Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum reported from Khan Younis.
“Now the Israeli troops are stationed in Tel Al-Hawa neighbourhood, in Al-Shati refugee camp and even within the jap areas of Gaza as they’re making an attempt to infiltrate extra into the central and to essential centres of Gaza Metropolis. They’re just one kilometre [0.6 miles] away from Al-Shifa Hospital.”
The UN’s humanitarian workplace mentioned on Friday it’s unable to ship assist vehicles to the north of Gaza, the place a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals nonetheless reside.
“If there’s a hell on earth, it’s the north of Gaza,” Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), informed reporters in Geneva.
Additionally on Friday, the UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk, known as for an investigation into what he known as Israel’s use of “high-impact explosive weapons” in Gaza. He mentioned the usage of such weapons was inflicting indiscriminate destruction within the besieged Palestinian enclave.
The UN mentioned earlier this week that at the least 1.5 million of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents have fled their properties for the reason that struggle started.
Greater than 11,000 Palestinians, together with 4,506 youngsters, have been killed in Gaza since Israel began pounding the enclave within the wake of the October 7 Hamas assault that Israel says left greater than 1,400 useless, principally civilians.
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