Israel escalates attacks on Gaza’s second-largest city | Israel-Palestine conflict updates


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Israel has stepped up its bombing in and around Khan Younis, the second-largest city in Gaza. Ambulances and private cars rushed to a local hospital to bring those injured in this new phase of the war in the enclave.

Under pressure from the United States to prevent further mass casualties, Israel says it is being more precise as it widens its offensive into southern Gaza after obliterating much of the north. Aerial bombardment and the ground offensive have already driven three-quarters of the territory’s 2.3 million people from their homes.

At the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, ambulances brought dozens of injured people in throughout the night into early on Tuesday morning. At one point, a car pulled up and a man emerged carrying a young boy in a bloodied shirt whose hand had been blown off.

Israel has ordered people out of nearly two dozen neighborhoods instead of the entire region, as it did in the north. But with most of Gaza’s population already packed into the south, cramming into United Nations shelters and homes, there are few places left to go. Israel has barred people who fled the north earlier in the war from returning.

Palestinians say that as Israel continues to attack across the besieged territory, there are no areas where they feel safe, and many fear that if they leave their homes they will never be allowed to return.

The situation in Gaza is dire, with people feeling unsafe and with limited places to go. The ongoing attacks have forced many to flee their homes, and with no safe areas, they are left with few options. Israel’s precision bombing and ground offensive have intensified the conflict, leaving many injured and in need of medical attention.

The Nasser hospital in Khan Younis has been overwhelmed with injured people, with ambulances bringing in dozens of casualties throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning. The impact of the bombings is devastating, with innocent civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict.

Israel’s decision to order people out of nearly two dozen neighborhoods has left many with no choice but to seek refuge in overcrowded United Nations shelters and homes. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that those who fled the north earlier in the war are not allowed to return, leaving them displaced and without a place to call home.

The ongoing conflict has left Palestinians feeling unsafe and uncertain about their future. With no end in sight, the people of Gaza are left to endure the devastating impact of the war, with little hope for a peaceful resolution. The international community must step in to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and work towards a lasting ceasefire to prevent further suffering and loss of life.

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