Israeli forces continue mass arrest in Gaza
News Desk || risingbd.com
Israeli forces continued to press their offensive across the besieged territory, as forces attempt to take the heart of southern Gaza's main city on Thursday.
Dozens of men were rounded up by the Israeli army in areas of northern Gaza. The men were arrested at gunpoint, stripped and transported to an undisclosed location, according to witnesses.
Breaking into Gaza's second largest city, Israeli forces, tanks, armoured personnel carriers and bulldozers rolled into Khan Younis, forcing already displaced civilians to flee again.
At least 17,177 Palestinians have been killed since then, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures, while 1,200 people were killed in Hamas' incursion into Israel, according to Israeli tallies.
But humanitarian organisations have warned the spread of the war into the south of the Gaza Strip will leave civilians who fled the north, much of which is now destroyed, with nowhere to go.
The humanitarian office of the United Nations said the Khan Younis area, affected by Israel's evacuation order, has evacuated about 178,000 residents that they regarded previously home to and additional 170,000 displaced Palestinians.