- Crowds of Palestinians trying to escape from southern Gaza can be seen from space.
- On Thursday, Israel ordered the evacuation of parts of its southern territory.
- Since the ground invasion began in the north, Israel may be preparing to move south.
A huge crowd of Palestinians can be seen from space as they try to escape from southern Gaza, satellite photos show.
Israeli forces ordered the evacuation of parts of southern Gaza on Thursday, a sign that Israel may be preparing to invade the region after ground attacks in the north. Forbes reported..
MAXAR Technologies released satellite images on Friday that the company said showed a crowd of Palestinians gathered along Salah al Deen Street in southern Gaza, trying to escape through an evacuation corridor.
It’s unclear how large the crowd is, but MAXAR estimated it could include thousands of people. This was reported by the Guardian that hundreds of people were waiting to pass through the checkpoint.
Since being forced out of the north, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge in the south, where most of the 2.3 million inhabitants of the besieged territory are now crammed together. – reported the Associated Press.
The UN World Food Program warned on Friday that Gazans were running out of food and water, and that is now happening “on the brink of starvation”.
The territory’s main telecommunications provider said telephone and internet services were down across the Gaza Strip on Thursday.
According to Palestinian health authorities, more than 11,000 Palestinians have been killed and another 2,700 missing since Israel’s war with Hamas began. More than 1,200 people died in Israel when Hamas militants attacked the country on October 7, taking an additional 240 civilians hostage.