/ 08 July 2024

The number of displaced Gazans rises

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

That’s according to the latest United Nations figures which show 1.9 million people have been displaced in Gaza since the 7 October Hamas attacks and the resulting war. That’s about 90% of Gaza’s population… The update comes after the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) ordered 80,000 people in Gaza City to pack up and leave ahead of its latest military strikes there. The ongoing fighting – which left at least 16 people dead over the weekend after airstrikes hit a school in the Nuseirat refugee camp – has raised more questions about when the conflict will end. One country intensely interested in Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza is Iran, which held its presidential election on the weekend following Ebrahim Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash. Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian won that vote, and there is hope he will usher in more cooperation with the West

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