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World

More than 123,000 people displaced in the Gaza Strip: UN

  • Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), says he expects numbers to rise further
Published October 9, 2023
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: More than 123,000 people have been displaced in the Gaza Strip since the outbreak of the conflict between Palestinian and Israel, the United Nations said on Monday.

“Over 123,538 people, have been internally displaced in Gaza, mostly due to fear, protection concerns and destruction of their homes,” said the UN’s humanitarian agency, OCHA.

Israel says to evacuate residents near Gaza within 24 hours

More than 73,000 are sheltering in schools, OCHA said, some of which have been designated emergency shelters.

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes on Gaza since Saturday, when Hamas group launched attacks in Israel and fired thousands of rockets at the country.

Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), said he expected the numbers to rise further.

Israel imposes total siege on Gaza, cuts off water supply

“There’s electricity in these schools, we provide them with a meal, clean water, psychological support and medical treatment,” he told AFP.

Deaths pass 1,100 as Israel retaliates with airstrikes

Gaza is home to 2.3 million Palestinians, who have lived under a crippling Israeli blockade.

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Mohammed Ramzan Oct 09, 2023 04:56pm
@Zeeshan , wheat is grown and does not need any technology to manufacture. When you acquire a technology you can manufacture goods cheaply and create jobs for local people.
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Jk Oct 09, 2023 08:22pm
Mega human disaster! Where have all the champions of human rights gone?
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SAMIR SARDANA Oct 09, 2023 08:35pm
HEZB IS WAITING FOR IDF TO MOVE INTO GAZA ! IN 2021 HAMAS HAD NO ADS ! NOW THEY HAVE ADS ! IDF CHOPPERS WILL BE SHOT DOWN ! AFTER BOGGING DOWN IDF, IN GAZA - HEZB WILL MAKE A MOVE ! NOTE THE TIMING ! US CANNOT AFFORD OIL SHOCK ! OIL SHOCK WIL PUSH US INTO RECESSION ! OIL SHOCK IS WHAT PUTIN WANTS ! OIL SHOCK WILL BOOST IRAN ! US WILL NOT SEND TROOPS INTO GAZA OR ISRAEL ! US WILL ALSO NOT NAME IRAN AS THE BRAIN OR FINANCIER OF THE ATTACK ! SO ISRAEL WILL HAVE A POLITICAL DEFEAT AND MAY ALSO SUFFER A MILITARY DEFEAT ! CAN ISRAEL FIGHT A 2 FRONT WAR WITH MUJAHIDS ? NO ! CAN ISRAEL FIGHT A 2 FRONT WAR WITH 2 NATIONS !? YES MUJAHIDEEN IS NOT THE SAME AS A NATION ! SAMIR SARDANA
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