The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have set a new deadline, this time four hoursto favor the displacement of civilians who are in the north of the Gaza Strip to areas in the south, in anticipation of new bombings on the coastal territory controlled by Hamas.
A military spokesperson has explained on his social network account X the opening of a new period of evacuations between 10.00 and 14.00 this Thursday. During this time, according to the spokesperson, Israel will allow the use of the main highway connecting to the southern part.
As on previous occasions, the IDF has appealed to the population to seek safety in the south of the Strip, with allusions to the leaders of Hamas, whom the Israeli authorities have accused of using civilians as human shields from the beginning. of the bombings almost a month ago.
The UN estimates that 1.4 million Gazans have had to leave their homes following the attacks carried out by Hamas on October 7 and the subsequent Israeli counteroffensive. Of them, some 700,000 have ended up in facilities of the agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.
UN warns that essential food in Gaza will run out within days
Stocks of essential food in the Gaza Strip, such as rice, vegetable oil and legumes will be exhausted in between one and three days, according to estimates made by the World Food Programme, one of the largest humanitarian arms of the UN, released this Thursday.
The food supplies that have been able to enter from Egypt are very scarce compared to needs (mainly ready-to-eat foods, such as canned tuna or date bars) and are distributed in southern Gaza, while flour is destined exclusively to the bakeries.