More than a month after the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, the radical Islamic group is losing control of the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli government.
Thousands of Palestinians fled the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday (8), covering kilometers on foot through this devastated territory, in a growing exodus driven by the intensification of Israel’s ground and air operations.
Streams of people – women, children, the elderly and the disabled – took to Salah Eddin Street, one of Gaza’s two north-south highways, along an evacuation corridor announced by the Israel Defense Forces (FDI).
One teenager compared the mass movement to the “Nakba,” or catastrophe, the Arabic term for the expulsion of Palestinians from their cities during the founding of Israel.
This is the fifth day in a row that the IDF has opened an evacuation window, and the number of people fleeing south increases every day.
The UN said 2,000 people fled south on Sunday, up from 15,000 on Tuesday. The Israeli government said 50,000 Gazans used the evacuation corridor on Wednesday.
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