Israel today extended from four hours to seven the deadline granted for the evacuation of civilians who want to flee the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after in recent days several tens of thousands of people moved to other areas in the south of the Gaza Strip. enclave ruled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.
A military spokesperson explained that the corridor will remain open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. Argentine time), “for humanitarian purposes,” and released a telephone number that civilians can call if they believe that Hamas is blocking them. the step, reported the Europa Press news agency.
The transfer will be carried out through the Salah al Din corridor, which crosses the enclave from north to south and will remain open for seven hours instead of four as in previous days, while a new coastal route will be opened for evacuations, reported the Israeli Army in a brief statement.
The force notes that “hundreds of thousands” of Gazans have already fled northern Gaza, where Israel says Hamas concentrates its operations, in search of refuge.
A “tactical suspension” of operations will also be applied in the Jabaliya refugee camp, the scene of some of the deadliest bombings in recent weeks, and they will stop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Argentine time ) so that the population can also flee.
Israel recommends that the population leave an area that it describes as “widespread fighting,” although in recent days several UN officials have made it clear that there is no safe place in Gaza.
Israel promised to destroy Hamas after that group launched an incursion from Gaza on October 7, in which 1,200 people died, according to the latest balance sheet that updated the figure to 1,400, and captured some 240 hostages, including twenty with Argentina Nationality.
Israel’s attacks in turn left more than 11,000 dead, including some 4,500 children, according to the movement that governs the Gaza Strip.
The UN registered around 1.6 million displaced people in the Strip, where the movement of civilians has skyrocketed in recent days through the corridors opened by Israel.
According to the Coordinator of the Activities of the Government of Israel in the Territories, between Wednesday and Friday some 180,000 civilians crossed to the southern part.