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- Biden Tells Israel To Wrap Up War By January As An Estimated 80% Of Gazans Displaced
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
With a ground war now raging in the Gaza Strip’s second largest city of Khan Younis in the south, civilians have nowhere left to go. The Strip’s southern half was initially declared a ‘safe zone’ by Israel’s military, but it now says top Hamas commanders are hiding out there.
The United Nations has issued a fresh statement estimating that more than 80% of Gaza’s population has been displaced. The UN issued a figure of 1.87 million people who have been driven from their homes.
Further the AP cited that UN as saying “fighting is now preventing distribution of food, water and medicine outside a tiny sliver of southern Gaza” and that the latest military evacuation orders are “squeezing people into ever-smaller areas of the south.”
And the ground war and aerial bombardment is expected to continue with great intensity through at least January. “We are in a high-intensity operation in the coming weeks, then probably moving to a low-intensity mode,” an Israeli official told CNN.
The Biden administration last week reportedly warned Israel that the clock is ticking on its military operation, and that it’s unlikely to have even “months” to fight given domestic and international pressure is ratcheting in response to the soaring death toll (which according to Palestinian sources has surpassed 16,000 killed in Gaza). According to details of the message delivered to Israeli leaders: