Humanitarian crisis worsens in Gaza as fighting intensifies

Top UN officials have warned of an “apocalyptic” situation in Gaza as people are left with no safe place to go, while Israel’s military expands its campaign in the territory.

The warning comes as satellite images show dozens of Israeli armored vehicles now operating in southern Gaza.

The images, obtained by CNN Tuesday, show the vehicles to the west of Salah El-Din Street, Gaza’s main north-south route, roughly six kilometers (3.7 miles) north of central Khan Younis.

Israel has called on Palestinians in some parts of southern Gaza to leave, issuing digital maps that residents have told CNN are either confusing or to which they don’t have access because of a lack of electricity and internet connectivity.

Earlier in the war, the the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) encouraged Gazans to move to the southern part of the Strip for their safety, while committing to strike at Hamas “wherever it is.”

Tens of thousands of internally displaced Palestinians have arrived in Gaza’s southernmost governorate of Rafah over the past two days, the UN’s humanitarian agency said Tuesday, as it warned of overcrowding and the spread of disease.



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