As the Zionist siege of the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis intensifies, thousands of Palestinians are evacuating to Rafah, near the border with Egypt, carrying what belongings they can, Palestinian authorities reported Sunday.
The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 26,422
Zionist forces have ordered residents to leave an area of the center that includes Nasser Hospital and two smaller medical facilities.
About 1.5 million people, or two-thirds of Gaza's population, are currently crowded into shelters and tent camps in and around Rafah, where security remains difficult due to ongoing Israeli attacks.
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January 28, 2024
The Zionist siege of the Gaza Strip has caused widespread destruction in the northern area, and Israel claims to have largely disbanded part of a Palestinian resistance group as a pretext for the forced relocation.
According to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, around 1.7 million people have been displaced within the Gaza Strip, mostly from the worst-hit northern regions.
Gaza's Health Ministry reports more than 26,000 dead and injured since the Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel that triggered the current siege.
On Friday, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take all necessary measures to prevent death, destruction and genocide in the besieged area.
Israel has been ordered to submit a compliance report within a month, subjecting its military actions to greater international scrutiny.
The situation remains serious and raises concerns that displaced residents may return to their now devastated neighborhoods.