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The United Nations is sounding the alarm over the brand new mass evacuation order issued by the Israeli military for the town of Khan Yunis within the Gaza Strip, which can solely “increase civilian suffering and humanitarian needs.”

“People are faced with the impossible choice of having to move, many for the second or third time, to areas that barely have space or services, or to stay in areas where they know there will be heavy fighting,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary normal, denounced yesterday.

Two days in the past, the Israeli navy ordered the evacuation of the jap sector of Khan Yunis, and raids had been confirmed yesterday. The UN humanitarian coordinator for Gaza, Sigrid Kaag, advised the UN Security Council yesterday that 1.9 million individuals – out of two.3 million Palestinians residing within the Strip – are displaced within the territory. “More than 1 million people have been displaced once again, desperately seeking refuge and safety, and 1.9 million people are now displaced across Gaza. I am deeply concerned by reports of new evacuation orders being issued in the Khan Yunis area,” Kaag warned.

The Israeli military confirmed that it struck in a single day in Khan Yunis, within the southern Gaza Strip, the websites from which about 20 rockets had been fired yesterday by the Islamic Jihad in direction of Israeli communities bordering the Strip. Among the websites had been additionally “weapons depots and terror infrastructure”.

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Also yesterday, the Israeli military introduced the loss of life of two troopers killed within the central a part of Gaza, alongside the 'Netzarim Corridor'. The navy spokesman mentioned the troopers had been Nadav Elchanan Knoller (30) and Eyal Avnion (25). The loss of life toll of troopers – because the starting of the combating after October 7 – is now 321. The Health Ministry of the Gaza Strip, run by Hamas, mentioned yesterday that a minimum of 25 individuals had been killed in 24 hours, bringing the loss of life toll since October 7 to 37,925.