In anticipation of a planned ground invasion, Israeli forces have told the Palestinian residents of Northern Gaza 24 hours to evacuate the region and relocate south.
“Your own safety is the reason for this evacuation,” the Israeli military stated.
The UN calls the plan “impossible” and warns that it might have catastrophic effects for the more than a million people who live in Gaza’s northern region.
In a statement, the UN stated that it was “impossible for such a movement to take place without devastating humanitarian consequences.” “The United Nations strongly appeals that any such order, if confirmed, be rescinded in order to prevent what could turn an already tragic situation into a catastrophic one.”
The Hamas organization urged the locals to disregard the Israeli military order and referred to the Israeli warning as “fake propaganda.”
While stating that a longer evacuation process was anticipated, the Israeli military placed the blame for the call’s disregard on the Hamas organization. Members of the Hamas group are thought to be hiding beneath the city in tunnels.
There are Palestinians who claim they have nowhere to go and have ignored the Israeli order to evacuate from North to South Gaza. There have been sighted departures from Gaza City.
It is stated that there is a considerable chance of casualties from the Israeli ground offensive into Northern Gaza, which could worsen the humanitarian situation.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to adhere to the laws of war and reduce the possibility of civilian fatalities during the military campaign.
In response to Israel’s shelling of Gaza, the Hamas organization called on all Palestinians to demonstrate on Friday. They were urged to march to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem and engage in combat with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
On Thursday, Israel Katz, Israel’s Minister of Energy, made a commitment to withhold essential supplies from Gaza until the Hamas organization releases the hostages it had abducted on Saturday.
There have now been over 1,500 confirmed Palestinian deaths, and 6,268 more people are reportedly injured as a result of Israel’s army’s prolonged siege of Gaza.