Israel orders evacuation of Khan Younis, affecting thousands

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NEW YORK – On Wednesday, the UN announced that Israel has ordered the evacuation of a vast area in Khan Younis, the largest city in the southern Gaza Strip, which has become a refuge for many internally displaced Palestinians since October 7.اضافة اعلان

According to OCHA in a report, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) has ordered an "immediate evacuation" of an area "covering about 20 percent" of the city of Khan Younis, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

"The extent of displacement resulting from the evacuation order is not clear." OCHA clarified.

According to the report, the area to be evacuated was home to more than 111,000 people before the start of the aggression on October 7, with approximately 141,000 Palestinians who sought refuge in the area currently residing in 32 camps.

The accessibility to information has been hindered by communication and power outagesSince the beginning of the war, IOF has issued several evacuation orders for civilians before carrying out strikes in Gaza. These areas were identified by the Israeli army on a map published on the internet, according to the OCHA, expressing regret that "the residents' ability to access this information is compromised due to frequent disruptions in communication and power outages."

In response to widespread criticism of IOF in Gaza, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated on Wednesday his calls for Israel to "minimize the damage" inflicted on civilians. However, stating that there is a need to exert pressure on Hamas. 

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