A agency, cited by the Spanish agency EFE, indicated that the Israeli operation left at least seven dead.

Palestinian sources cited by EFE indicated that the Israeli Army is putting pressure on Al Mawasi from the north, at the same time as it is advancing on the western Tal al Sultan neighborhood of Rafah, thus achieving a total siege of the city.

Despite criticism from humanitarian organizations about the establishment of this refugee camp on the coast of Gaza, made up of improvised tents and without basic services, thousands of Palestinians headed to this location to escape persistent Israeli military attacks on Rafah.

Only 65,000 people of the 1.4 million displaced people remain in this city in the south of the enclave, next to the border with Egypt, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), while tens of thousands more are divided between Al Mawasi, Kan Younes (south) or Deir al Balah (center), among other locations.

The pressure from the Israeli Armed Forces on Al Mawasi foresees a new mass withdrawal in a territory where 1.7 million people are already displaced, facing a serious humanitarian crisis.

“In recent months in the Gaza Strip, approximately 67% of sanitation facilities and water infrastructure have been destroyed or damaged,” UNRWA warned today on social media X.

“As diseases continue to spread and temperatures rise, poor hygiene and dehydration threaten the health of people across the Gaza Strip,” the UN agency added.

The UN human rights office also denounced in a report published today the “repeated violation of the fundamental principles of the laws of war” by Israeli attacks against the civilian population, which “may result in an accusation of crimes against humanity”.

In an interview with an Israeli television channel, and in a reference to the continuation of the war, the spokesman for the Israeli Army, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, said that “the idea of ​​destroying Hamas is throwing sand in the eyes of the public” because the Palestinian Islamist movement, which has controlled Gaza since 2007, is “a concept”.

“It is rooted in people’s hearts. Anyone who thinks we can eliminate Hamas is mistaken,” he added.

Hagari suggested as an alternative that “something should be promoted to replace it”, statements that contradict the announced objective of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, of “destroying Hamas” as a condition for the end of the current conflict.

The Prime Minister’s office, and in a subsequent statement, veiledly denied Hagari’s statements, stating that “Netanyahu defined as one of the objectives of the war the destruction of Hamas’ military and governmental capabilities. Consequently, the Army is committed to this “.

The ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip was triggered by the attack by the Islamist group Hamas on Israeli soil on October 7, 2023, which caused around 1,200 deaths and two hundred hostages, according to Israeli authorities.

Since then, Tel Aviv has launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip that has so far caused more than 37,000 deaths and more than 85,000 injuries, according to authorities in the Palestinian enclave, controlled by Hamas.

It is estimated that 10,000 Palestinians remain buried in the rubble after around eight months of war, which is also triggering a serious humanitarian crisis.

The conflict has also caused nearly two million people to be displaced, plunging the overpopulated and poor Palestinian enclave into a serious humanitarian crisis, with more than 1.1 million people in a “situation of catastrophic hunger” that is claiming victims – “the highest number ever recorded” by the UN in studies on food security in the world.

Also in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel, at least 520 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or by settler attacks since October 7.

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