Israeli diplomat Danny Ayalon tells an Al Jazeera reporter there is ‘endless space’ for Gaza’s civilians in Egypt’s Sinai Desert and that they should all be moved there, saying Israel wanted to help by creating a humanitarian corridor for safe passing.
Israel’s non-stop bombardment, however, has been wiping out entire neighbourhoods across the Gaza Strip, including targeting Gaza’s only border crossing with Egypt and convoys of Palestinian civilians fleeing the north of the Strip towards the south.
Many fear that Israel’s orders of evacuating Gaza’s population is paving the way for a second Nakba, comparable to the 1948 Nakba when Zionist militias and forces expelled nearly a million Palestinians.
These depopulated and displaced Palestinians that now remain, along with generations of their offspring, refugees to this day living in camps across the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip and neighboring Arab counties.
Since the start of the Israeli aerial assault on Gaza which began after an offensive operation by the Palestinian resistance group last Saturday, Egypt closed its Rafah border crossing with the strip as many of its residents fled to the south of the besieged territory.
Efforts continue in Israel to form a national emergency government to include opposition parties aimed at confronting the Hamas-led Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.
The head of Yisrael Beiteinu party, Avigdor Lieberman, said yesterday that he is willing to join a national emergency government on one condition: that Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and the army Chief of Staff Herzl Halevi pledge to wipe out Hamas.
Israel’s extreme far-right National Security Minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, has agreed to join Lieberman and Gantz on the condition that they unite to crush Hamas and wipe out or replace the remaining Palestinians living in the world’s largest open air concentration camp.
Deadly Gaza Hospital bombing also killed hundreds people. Hamas blames Israel, but the Israeli military says it was a failed rocket launched by Palestinian Islamic Jihad?
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.