Israel has issued an evacuation order for civilians in central Gaza, directing them to relocate to areas where air strikes are ongoing. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, stated that the Israeli army is merely ordering people to move into areas where air strikes are occurring.
The order has led to thousands of Palestinians fleeing central Gaza to the south, highlighting the ongoing displacement of people in the region. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has criticized the Israeli army’s actions.
The UNRWA has announced a new order affecting over 150,000 people, with an estimated 1.9 million displaced by the ongoing conflict. The conflict began on October 7 after Hamas attacked southern Israel, killing around 1,140 people and taking 250 hostages. Israel responded with relentless bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza, killing at least 20,057 people, primarily women and children.