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Israel’s evacuation orders cowl 2/third of Gaza, leaving Palestinians crammed in Rafah

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A Palestinian youngster waits to obtain meals cooked by a charity kitchen amid shortages of meals provides, as the continuing battle between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continues, in Rafah, within the southern Gaza Strip, on February 5, 2024.
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Israel’s evacuation orders within the Gaza Strip now cowl two-thirds of the territory, or 246 sq. kilometers (95 sq. miles), United Nations humanitarian displays stated on February 6.

More than half of Gaza’s inhabitants of two.3 million folks is now crammed into the city of Rafah on the border with Egypt and surrounding areas, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated.

The Health Ministry in Gaza stated the recognized Palestinian dying toll is at 27,478 folks after almost 4 months of warfare. 1 / 4 of Gaza’s residents at the moment are ravenous and 85% of the inhabitants has been pushed from their houses, with a whole lot of hundreds crammed in makeshift tent camps.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after arriving within the kingdom Monday. It’s Blinken’s fifth go to to the Mideast for the reason that warfare in Gaza broke out on Oct. 7, when Hamas stormed into southern Israel. The assault killed some 1,200 folks, largely civilians, and militants kidnapped round 250 others.

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