Over 123,000 People Displaced in Gaza Strip Due to Conflict

Over 123,000 People Displaced in Gaza Strip Due to Conflict

According to the United Nations, more than 123,000 Palestinians have been displaced in the Gaza Strip since the confrontation between Palestinian terrorists and Israel began. According to OCHA, the UN’s humanitarian office, the main causes of the displacement are fear, concerns about personal safety, and the damage of dwellings.

The UN’s humanitarian organization, OCHA, reported that “over 123,538 people have been internally displaced in Gaza, mostly due to fear, protection concerns, and the destruction of their homes.”

According to the OCHA, about 73,000 people are taking refuge in schools, some of which have been classified as emergency shelters.

Adnan Abu Hasna, spokesperson for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), expressed concern that the number of displaced individuals will continue to rise in the coming days.

2.3 million Palestinians live in Gaza under an oppressive Israeli blockade that was put in place after Hamas seized power there in 2007.

“There’s electricity in these schools, we provide them with a meal, clean water, psychological support and medical treatment,”

Iran and Israel have been at battle for years, with Iran blaming Israel of carrying out numerous killings and acts of sabotage against its nuclear program.

Iran has been charged by the US and Israel with employing drones and missiles to strike US personnel and ships with ties to Israel in the Gulf.

Last updated : 09 October 2023