Israeli authorities have ordered the evacuation of the population of the southern Gaza Strip.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), “on 20 December, the Israeli military designated a new area covering about 20 per cent of central and south of Khan Younis city for immediate evacuation.”
This is an area that people had fled to when the Israeli attacks began, with at least 32 shelters. It is also home to over 100,000 people.
The U.N. will vote today on a humanitarian resolution to facilitate the flow of aid into Gaza. Where will they send it if shelters are evacuated? Where do people go?
The U.N. says that at least 20,000 Palestinians have been killed since the October 7 retaliation by Israel and that “about 70 per cent of those killed are said to be women and children.”
Likewise, at least two Israeli soldiers were killed this week alone and 134 killed since October 7.
The U.S. says that peace negotiations are happening right now in Egypt.