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UNRWA: Over 630,000 Palestinians subjected to forced displacement from Rafah

Friday 17-May-2024


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that more than 630,000 Palestinians have been forced to flee Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, since the start of the Israeli ground invasion on the city.

The UN agency called, in a post on X on Friday, for an immediate ceasefire, affirming that “the residents of Gaza are being subjected to forced displacement”, adding that “many have taken refuge in the city of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, which has become overcrowded with displaced people struggling to live under miserable conditions.”

For 224 days in a row, the Israeli occupation army has been waging its aggression against the Gaza Strip, with US and European support, killing 35,303 people and injuring 79,261 others, in addition to the displacement of about 1.7 million people in the Strip, according to United Nations data.

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