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UNRWA: More than Half a Million Palestinian Displaced in Gaza

UNRWA: More than Half a Million Palestinian Displaced in Gaza
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By Staff, Agencies

The United Nations announced that more than half a million Palestinians have been Gaza in recent days, as “Israel” intensified its attacks across the besieged territory.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees [UNRWA] estimated that nearly 450000 Palestinians have been forced to leave the densely-populated southern city of Rafah due to escalating military operations in the city, where more than a million people had sought shelter.

Some 100000 people were also displaced in the north.

“People face constant exhaustion, hunger and fear. Nowhere is safe. An immediate ceasefire is the only hope,” UNRWA said in a post on X.

The UN agency says nearly 450000 Palestinians have been forced to leave the city.

This comes as “Israeli” tanks have pushed deeper into eastern parts of Rafah, with residents saying they could see smoke billowing above eastern districts of the city and heard explosions after the occupying regime bombarded a cluster of houses.

“Israeli” tanks, bulldozers and armored vehicles have also surrounded evacuation zones and shelters in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, with fierce gun battles continuing in the area. 

The “Israeli” military has ordered more residents to evacuate parts of the north, while at least 82 Palestinians have been martyred in the past 24 hours during the entity’s relentless air attacks. 

According to UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, evacuation orders in the north have displaced at least 100000 people so far.

Francesca Albanese, UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, also said in a post on X that “Israel” is using the terms “evacuation orders” and “safe zones” to create the illusion that its military operations ensure protection of civilians.

However, she said, this “humanitarian camouflage” has turned Gaza into a place without civilians.

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