The forced exodus comes as Israeli authorities suggested that the southern parts of Gaza would be a safe haven for civilians displaced from Gaza City. However, this claim is met with skepticism as Israel issues orders for the evacuation of the main city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, leaving the displaced individuals with nowhere to seek refuge.
The situation is particularly grim for those in critical condition, as the abrupt evacuation of the largest hospital raises concerns about the continuity and adequacy of medical care. Meanwhile some medical professionals as well as patients who would not be able to make the trip have refused to leave. Their current condition is not known.
The Palestinian healthcare system, which has already been strained by decades of blockade, has already collapsed in many of the hospitals in the Gaza Strip. The forced relocation of patients underscores the urgent need for international intervention to ensure the safety and well-being of the vulnerable population, especially those requiring immediate medical attention.
As the crisis unfolds, it is crucial for global leaders to condemn israel for its clear genocide of Gaza's civilians, and to call for a ceasefire. After a vote in the UK which resulted in only a minority of MPs voting to end the genocide, it is clear that israel has faced no resistance to its war crimes, besides the resistance but up by Hamas and Hezbollah soldiers.