Israel says greater than 100,000 Palestinians have moved from northern Gaza to southern Gaza up to now two days.
Tens of hundreds of Palestinians have fled northern Gaza on foot, as Israeli forces push deeper into densely populated metropolis neighborhoods and assault hospitals the place residents are sheltering.
Gaza Metropolis has been the main focus of Israel’s floor offensive, with heavy preventing and airstrikes reported in densely populated areas on Friday.
An Israeli military spokesman stated on Friday that greater than 100,000 Palestinians have moved from northern to southern Gaza up to now two days.
An infinite stream of individuals, together with many youngsters, injured and aged individuals, headed south, totally on foot, carrying solely small backpacks and important belongings.
Israel has repeatedly attacked civilians heading south.
“Preventing within the city areas of the Gaza Strip has reached a essential stage as Israeli occupation forces proceed to advance,” Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum reported from Khan Younis.
“Now Israeli forces are stationed within the Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood, within the Al-Shati refugee camp and even within the japanese areas of Gaza, as they attempt to infiltrate extra into the central and principal facilities of Gaza Metropolis. They’re just one kilometer [0.6 miles] away from Al-Shifa Hospital.”
The UN humanitarian company stated on Friday it can’t ship help vans to northern Gaza, the place lots of of hundreds of individuals nonetheless stay.
“If there’s a hell on earth, it’s northern Gaza,” Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), advised 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 stated using such weapons brought about indiscriminate destruction within the besieged Palestinian enclave.
The UN stated earlier this week that at the very least 1.5 million of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents have fled their houses for the reason that battle started.
Greater than 11,000 Palestinians, together with 4,506 youngsters, have been killed in Gaza since Israel started storming the enclave within the aftermath of the October 7 Hamas assault, which Israel says killed greater than 1,400, principally civilians.