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Newsmax: UN Urges Israel to Rescind Gaza Evacuation Demand

  |   By Polling+ Staff

Peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol the border area between Lebanon and Israel on Hamames hill in the Khiyam area of southern Lebanon, on October 13, 2023. Israel appeared to be readying for a possible ground invasion of Gaza, but also faces the threat of a multi-front war after coming under rocket attack from militant groups in neighbouring Lebanon and Syria. (Photo by Joseph EID / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)

Let them stay – and get killed?

Newsmax headlines: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/united-nations-civilians-israel/2023/10/13/id/1138171/

UN Urges Israel to Rescind Gaza Evacuation Demand

The story reports:

“The United Nations and humanitarian groups are urging Israel to rescind a demand that Gaza civilians move to the south of the strip to avoid getting caught up in its offensive against Hamas militants.

The U.N. said such an evacuation would have devastating consequences for roughly 1.1 million people in northern Gaza.

A U.N. spokesman in New York urged Israel to rescind its announcement to avoid ‘a calamitous situation,’ The Wall Street Journal reported.  

Israel’s military early Friday said it had sent a map and a message saying civilians in Gaza City should move south ahead of a ground invasion in the densely populated area.

‘You must evacuate your homes immediately and go to the south of Wadi Gaza,’ said the message, referring to a location roughly 8 miles southeast of the city center, the Journal said.

The U.N. reported that Israeli officers said the relocation should happen within 24 hours.

The head of the World Health Organization warned that such an evacuation would deepen the humanitarian crisis already unfolding in Gaza.”

Got that? Israel is telling those in a “densely populated area” to evacuate. And there is the UN telling them to stay – at considerable risk of being killed outright.