The situation of civilians in the south of the Gaza Strip worries
At the very beginning of its ground offensive, the Israeli army asked the population of the northern Gaza Strip to head south. But with the intensification of fighting in the south, fears are growing for the civilian population of the Gaza Strip and particularly in the south.
“Nearly a million children have been forcibly displaced and are being pushed further and further south into tiny, overcrowded areas without water, food and protection,” said the UNICEF director. for the Middle East, Adele Khodr.
“Restrictions on the delivery of life-saving aid through the Gaza Strip constitute another death sentence for children,” she added in a statement on Saturday.
Israel wants to “increase military pressure” in the Gaza Strip
“We must increase the pressure,” launched his chief of staff Herzi Halevi on Saturday, reporting a growing number of Hamas fighters “killed”.
“Every day we see more and more terrorists killed, more and more terrorists injured, and in recent days we see terrorists surrendering. This is a sign that their network is collapsing, a sign that we need to step up the pressure,” General Herzi said. Halevi said during a ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Air raids near Khan Yunis, Hamas says
Early Sunday, Israeli planes carried out “very heavy air raids” near Khan Younis, as well as on the road linking that town to Rafah, near the border with Egypt, the Hamas administration said. An AFP journalist was able to observe the strikes in southern Gaza.
A few hours later, a source close to the military branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad told AFP that the two movements were involved in “violent clashes” around Khan Younes.
Fighting intensifies in southern Gaza Strip
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The Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas are engaged in violent fighting this morning in the south of the Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thousands of people are trying to protect themselves.