More than 900,000 Palestinians have been displaced in Gaza in two weeks

Last Updated on May 22, 2024 8:36 am

In the past two weeks, 900,000 people have been displaced in the face of Israeli aggression in the Palestinian territory of Gaza. Al-Jazeera reported this information based on the data provided by the United Nations and the analysis of satellite images.

Israeli forces launched an operation in Rafah at the beginning of this month. At that time they ordered the Palestinians stationed in Rafah to move out. Mainly because of the fierce fighting in Rafah, the residents of the city and the residents of other parts of Gaza who had already taken refuge have been forced to flee for their lives.

On Monday, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Israeli bombardment was accompanied by ground attacks and intense fighting. Fighting is particularly intense in East Rafah and Jabalia.

Stephen Dujarric said 812,000 of the displaced Palestinians are from Rafah and more than 100,000 are from northern Gaza. So far more than 75 percent of the Gaza Strip (about 285 square kilometers) has been ordered to evacuate.

The UN official said large-scale displacement has resulted in a severe shortage of shelters. There are no tents and very little shelter material available for distribution resulting in dire living conditions. Displaced people are taking shelter in open spaces, damaged buildings and agricultural land in Khan Yunis.

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