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UNRWA Reports That 1 Million Palestinians Have Fled Rafah

The announcement comes shortly after the Israeli bombing of a displacement camp in the city that killed at least 45 people.

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UNRWA Reports That 1 Million Palestinians Have Fled Rafah

Around one million people have fled the besieged Gazan city of Rafah in the past three weeks, following a ground invasion by Israeli Occupation Forces, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The small border city has been sheltering millions of Palestinians forced to the very fringes of their territory, who have already been made refugees in their own country by continuing Israeli assaults since October 7th.

According to UNRWA, the huge numbers of people fleeing Rafah - where they were instructed to move to by Israeli Occupation Forces - are clear evidence of the lack of any safe refuge for Palestinians in the enclave. UNRWA adds that providing assistance and protection for so many civilians is becoming “nearly impossible”.

This news comes after the Israeli bombing of a displacement camp in Rafah, which killed at least 45 people, including children. Yesterday, a further escalation involving Israel occurred when a member of Egyptian security personnel was shot and killed at the border strip, with investigations by both parties into the “shooting incident” still ongoing.

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