Friday, May 24, 2024

Gaza Residents Flee as Israel Intensifies Warnings of Imminent Offensive

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Deir Al-Balah, Gaza Strip – The situation in northern Gaza remains dire as Palestinians attempt to escape the impending offensive by Israel, while thousands seek refuge in the target zone near a hospital, hoping to avoid the impending assault. Israel’s intensified warnings of an imminent offensive by air, ground, and sea come in response to a deadly rampage carried out by Hamas militants in Israel a week ago.

The Israeli military has made efforts to clear civilians from the targeted area in the north to prepare for a concentrated campaign against Hamas militants, including those believed to be in underground hideouts in Gaza City. However, Hamas has urged people to stay in their homes.

The United Nations and aid groups have expressed their concerns about the rapid evacuation and Israel’s blockade of the territory, warning that it would lead to significant human suffering. The World Health Organization stated that the evacuation “could be tantamount to a death sentence” for over 2,000 patients in northern hospitals, including newborns in incubators and individuals in intensive care.

Gaza is already grappling with a worsening humanitarian crisis due to a week-old Israeli blockade that has caused a shortage of water, medical supplies, and even electricity as fuel supplies for electrical plants have been cut off.

Despite the obstacles and deteriorating conditions, residents of northern Gaza are grappling with the difficult decision of whether to evacuate or remain in their homes. The Israeli military has urged more than one million Gaza residents to move south, and a significant number have heeded this warning, at least temporarily.

In response to the situation, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the deployment of a second carrier strike group, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a deterrence measure to discourage further escalation in the region.

While Israel’s military has called up reserves, and tensions remain high, Palestinian militants have continued to fire rockets into Israel, with Hamas remaining defiant in the face of mounting pressure.

Fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants has persisted, with an Israeli airstrike near the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza leading to a tragic loss of life, including numerous women and children. Hospitals, already struggling with limited supplies, are inundated with the wounded.

Basic necessities like food, fuel, and clean drinking water have become scarce in Gaza due to the ongoing blockade and conflict. The situation continues to escalate, with no immediate resolution in sight.

The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has called for Israel to protect civilians in Gaza, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding innocent lives during this volatile period.

As the region remains on the brink of further conflict, the world watches with deep concern, hoping for a peaceful resolution to this ongoing crisis.

37 COMMENTS

  1. ………..

    The Jews are living in an area akin to……..

    A catapilar in a nest of angry ants………

    Worst still , they have made enemies all a around instead of sacrificing for a palistininan independent state……..

    • But your idol was there a few weeks ago dedicating himself to this shedding of blood and in the process forsaking his SDA principles. Doesnt he know Jesus was killed by the Jews because the Jews denied him as their saviour?
      HH was doing that for what? Masonry? Now imagine, Shedding of blood by people who survived a genocide! The genocide made them start thinking bloodshed is normal. Besides they are arrogant. They think they are not answerable to anyone including the UN

    • Tikki…..

      Hamas did not start this………

      This year alone over 500 Palestinians have been killed even before this round of violence….,…

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  2. @Tikki
    Shame on you….this is not about Hamas…this is about freedom for Palestinians….America and the west labels any group fighting for freedom as Terrorists….do you know that ANC in South Africa was labeled as a Terrorists group by America even Mandela’s name was listed on Terrorists watch list…..”IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL THE NEWSPAPER WILL MAKE YOU HATE THE OPPRESSED AND LOVE THE OPPRESSOR” Malcom X
    Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC are sending humanitarian aid to Palestinians

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    • The Trump fool you adore stocked these wars. What did he do when he was president? He recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel yet the Jews themselves have the capital in Tel Aviv. He wanted to provoke Hamas and Hizbollah into actions like the one just done

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    • Read history .. not about to discuss with persons spouting theirs mouths off without
      much knowledge
      supoport who you want is a personal choice

  3. @Tikki
    America is the one starting all these conflicts….you have no idea how the Pentagon operates……they’re starting wars and then pretend like they don’t know ..Trump told them in their face a few days ago that this is crooked corrupt President Joe Biden’s war

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    • What are you talking about? The Trump fool you adore stocked these wars. What did he do when he was president? He recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel yet the Jews themselves have the capital in Tel Aviv. He wanted to provoke Hamas and Hizbollah into actions like the one just done. Unprincipled money-hungry empty head bully Trump does anything to irk his enemies. Only those too shallow to remember anything get impressed by him

  4. How many times have the Palestanians been under siege? As a military superior power, sometimes, Israelis starts fights with Palestinians to root out the enemy.
    The British helped establish a Jewish State, in the Promised Land of Palestine. When Britain switched allegiance owing to glutton for oil in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, they were not spared. Using acts of TERRORISM, Israel also fought British ‘Mandate’ stay in Palestine that ended May 15, 1948.
    Today’s Operation Iron Swords has triumphed again! It is survival of the fittest with nothing to do with Lion of Judah or religion than it does with the Star of David. Hebrews are a protected species while Arabs are not and this makes it complicated discussing this war without race issues.

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    • #NIFUNSEKO

      Noah had 3 sons and the eldest Shem is where Semite (SHEMITE PEOPLES) belong. Arabs and Jews form part of a long list of Semitic (languages) like Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Syriac, Canaanite, Moabite, etc.
      Arabs and Hebrews are one (SEMITIC RACE), but are culturally and religiously different. Anti-Semitism primarily is a discrimination by race of the Jews and not Arabs. Because Arabs are not ‘maginalised’ per se. No one has ever been an antisemite towards Arabs.

  5. Good morning #Spaka…To start with the land given to the Arabs in Palestine when the nation of Israel was established has been shrinking almost to nothing. This is due to Israel illegally building Kibbutz on Palestinian land. Along the with the illegal building, Palestinian people have either been arrested or killed.
    I don’t support what Hamas did but when you deprive a person of his or her humanity they do anything regardless of what may ensue. The USA is the agitator. French president went even further by calling the Palestinians Animals.
    Hamas is a product of frustration and anger.

    • @Deja Vu The West have to protect Israel because they created it. They also feel guilty for having tortured jews in their various countries before World War 2. They also feel guilty for not preventing the genocide by handling Hitler with kid gloves. Remember Jews were hated not only in Germany but in all of Europe because they were succesful businessmen. Only the Soviet Union, Poland and other Eastern Europe states welcomed them. Actually they lived in Russia long before the revolution. The Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world.
      Now the West are trying to make up for that failure by being very vocal about their support. The West never says Palestinianshave a right to a state.

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  6. @ Lumpenela
    Be careful with what information you read in newspapers…the bottom line is the Jews don’t belong to Israel period….and the Jews are not “the chosen ones” as they claim

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    • By the way the original proposal for the state of Israel was Uganda Africa. Just imagine what would be the situation especially the way we allow foreigners to dominate us. By now a big chunk of DRC would belong to Israel.

    • Sorry but my infor is from History books not newspapers. And I dont belong to those who think some people are chosen ones

  7. @ Deja Vu
    The entire East..Central and Southern Africa should have been converted into the State Of Israel…remember JEWS had no place of their own until Palestinians welcomed them as refugees and now they’re calling Palestinians as animals just because they’re supported by bloodthirsty America…I like when Idi Amin kicked them out of Uganda and he converted the Israeli Embassy in Kampala into a Palestinian Embassy

  8. All those tanks..misiles and ammunition is given to the Israelis by America for free so that they can kill innocent civilians

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  9. Israel may not be a chosen people. The fact still remains that they are a very successful lot. America owes her influence to the Israelis. The US feels duty bound to side with Israel. Is the ‘Father of The Atomic Bomb’, Robert J Oppenheimer not Jewish? Unfettered friendship.

  10. Am taking a break from News from now till after Christmas because…tired of Israel this Isreal that….like our lives depend on Israel so we should all kiss Israelis ass and bow down to Israel…NONSENSE

    • Don’t break off, just stop squirming. You see, no one ever sides with Arabs. What the whole world wants from them is their oil. Otherwise who cares what happens to the lives. Russia and Turkey have tried to be level headed to discuss a Palestinian State, but who would listen to these ‘despot dictators’? Besides all those countries America has invaded lately, all Arabic, either are dictators or terrorist States. Life is a wizard and certainly survival of the strong willed. Who will protect the Arabs’ interest. Only Allah knows.

  11. The Israel of Golda Meir, Menachem Begin etc was not going to be breached by the Hamas militants. Gaza was not going to be bombed but those Hamas were going to be pursued, captured and taken for trial in Israel. The current Prime minister is busy changing the constitution so that he will not be prosecuted for crimes he has committed.

    • Badala……

      “…….Gaza was not going to be bombed but those Hamas were going to be pursued, captured and taken for trial in Israel…….”

      That was against a Palestinian population that did not know how to make rockets or shoot AKs…….

      Times have changed, the Palestinians are now armed and dangerous

    • #Spaka the Palestinians have always been armed and very intelligent. The current government dropped its guard or rather went to sleep. Israel’s intelligence net work is the most sophisticated in world… there’s no way Hamas were going to enter Golda Meir ‘s Israel.

    • Dejavu

      The Palestinians have been farmers and refugees……….

      They were never always armed.

      They only started making rockets to attack isreal in the last 20 years

  12. When Hittler was exterminating the Jews, no one was there to talk for them. The Jews have been through deadly holocaust in the hands of infidels. The whole world was just akimbo when Jews were being butchered. Even this time there are others who don’t believe that 6 million Jews were killed by an ***** Hittler. A terrorist group called Hamas,killed 1300.Palestinians were celebrating. Israel retaliates. The whole world is condemning Israel. Double standards!Even a xenophobic, country like South Africa busy criticizing Israel and yet their country is worse than Israel.

    • Isreal has been murdering Palestinian women and children for decades……..

      Because they have been through the holocaust does not give the the right to be butchering Palestinians……

      This year alone, even before this round of violence, isreal has killed over 500 Palestinians in the west bank……

  13. Natanyahu, is a war hero. He blamelessly smashes Arab lives and buildings to rubbles as America sends through two aircraft carriers to beef up.
    In power for more than 16 years, the West still see him flawless.
    1996-1999 = 3.05 years.
    2009-2021 = 12.20 years.

    At the same time a ‘despot’ European ‘oligarch’ leader is shouldering an ICC warrant of arrest, blacklisted as undemocratic for being in power for too long and accused of war crimes. The US shifts standards and throws logic away to suit their own interests. All lives matter, all leaders matter, all countries matter, too, though.

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  14. There will be no peace in that part of the world.The issue there, is based on land. That is why we advise these, our leaders, not to be giving land to foreigners at the expense of locals. It will create a big conflict in future. Land is an asset that should be given with prudence. Foreigners should not be priorities in giving land. A Zambian goes through a lot of red tapes whenever he applies for land at council. A foreigner will bribe his way through. Zambia will end up being like Middle East. Lets protect land at all costs from foreign invaders.

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