— Mai Rajab 𓂆 (@Mai_Gazan) November 18, 2023
This is the ‘safe’ south, Rafah, in the very south of the Gaza Strip.
Another massacre. pic.twitter.com/YE8uxDbTkH
— #CeasefireNow فِداء (@fidaazaanin) November 18, 2023
Today was horrifying. Many people, mostly children and women, were killed and injured in the south – the place the military says is safe. I was unable to continue filming, it’s a geniocide..#Gaza_Geniocide pic.twitter.com/nRQvN5Rk95
— Ahmed From #Gaza (@madhoun95) November 18, 2023
After ordering 1.1million Palestinians evacuate the North of Gaza, Israel is now demanding Palestinians leave the south of Gaza. This is genocide and Britain is complicit. pic.twitter.com/YNY67WgHhq
— Palestine Action (@Pal_action) November 18, 2023
This is not new at all. Early on, the Jews were giving specific coordinates that the Palestinians should evacuate to, then bombing them. They’re also bombing refugee camps that they promised they wouldn’t bomb.
Everyone understand that they are targeting civilians, and all non-American media, including The Guardian, which is one of the biggest English language news websites in the world, reports this.
Israel bombed an apartment block in southern Gaza early on Saturday, killing 26 people, soon after announcing plans to intensify operations in areas where the Israeli military had told civilians to flee for their safety.
In the north, a column of medics, patients and refugees trudged out of al-Shifa hospital, the biggest in Gaza, where Israeli troops spent a fourth day searching for evidence of a Hamas command node it claimed was buried below the wards.
There was no “Hamas base,” obviously.
I told you from the beginning, and everyone who reads about this knows: there is no such thing as a “Hamas base” in the sense the Jews are describing. Everything Hamas has is set up to move.
Even their rocket systems can be moved in a few minutes. I mean, this is what their launchers look like:
You can pick them up and move. You can also just leave them to be destroyed, because they’re so cheap it doesn’t matter.
If Israel is attacking a target that has Hamas under it, they can be out of the area long before Israel can dig up the tunnels. Of course, if Israel is finding nothing under the hospital, then it’s likely Hamas was never there at all.
Then you have the fact that they could just plant something under there, and they’re not doing that, which means they want you to know they attacked the hospital on purpose to murder and terrorize innocent people.
Five doctors stayed behind, a skeleton staff to care for 120 patients too weak or ill to move. Hamas authorities claimed Israel’s military ordered everyone to leave the hospital. A spokesperson for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said they facilitated an evacuation requested by medical staff.
Those walking south under the tense gaze of Israeli troops, through a hellscape of tangled rubble that had been buildings two months ago, along roads shattered by weapons and churned to mud by tanks, had little hope of rest when they reached the south.
Shelters are crammed, food and water supplies are so low the UN has warned Gazans face the “immediate possibility” of starvation, infectious diseases are spreading, and the war there is expected to intensify in coming days.
When Israeli planes hit northern Gaza at the start of the war, and troops prepared to move in on foot, Israeli messages urged civilians to move south of the Wadi Gaza wetlands for their own safety.
Despite risks on the journey, and severe overcrowding in shelters and private homes, hundreds of thousands followed those orders. About 1.6 million people are displaced, more than two-thirds of Gaza’s population, the UN said.
They found only relative safety there. Forty days into the war, 3,676 people had been killed in southern areas that Israel had declared safer. They accounted for a third of all Palestinian deaths in the conflict, according to a UN map using figures from Gazan health authorities.
A third of the deaths. In a place where Israel says they are not even doing operations.
Now many of those people have been told to move again, and cram into an even smaller area along the coast, around the town of Mawasi.
“They asked us, the citizens of Gaza, to go to the south. We went to the south. Now they are asking us to leave. Where do we go?” Atya Abu Jab told Reuters, outside the tent where his family who fled Gaza City now live, one of a long row of makeshift homes.
On Saturday morning, bombs hit a multi-storey block in Hamad City, a middle-class housing development in Khan Younis, killing 26 people and injuring 23 more. A few miles north, six Palestinians were killed in an attack on a house in Deir Al-Balah town.
The Jews are having a hard time finding houses that have people in them to bomb.
Eyad Al-Zaeem lost his aunt, her children and her grandchildren, who he said had evacuated from north Gaza on Israeli army orders. “All of them were martyred. They had nothing to do with the (Hamas) resistance,” Zaeem said, standing outside the morgue at Nasser hospital.
Israel’s chief military spokesperson, Rear Adm Daniel Hagari, said on Friday that the country’s troops would attack “wherever Hamas exists, including in the south of the strip”. He told journalists: “We are determined to advance our operation”.
Their operation hasn’t advanced into Gaza City’s urban center yet. They’re not even close.
This week Netanyahu admitted in an interview that the war was taking a heavy toll on civilians in Gaza, but blamed Hamas for the deaths. “That’s what we’re trying to do: minimal civilian casualties. But unfortunately, we’re not successful,” he told CBS.
It is not clear where civilians might go to escape fighting if it intensifies in the south. Gaza was already densely populated before the current fighting began on 7 October, triggered by Hamas attacks on Israel that killed 1,200 people, most of them civilians.
The enclave of 365 sq km was home to 2.3 million people. Now the north has largely emptied, most of those people are in the south, in private homes or overcrowded UN shelters.
Moving south before having made any significant progress in the north certainly shows that the Jews are not in a hurry.
The logical thing here would be “rapid, pinpoint strikes.” Instead, it’s “kill people randomly for a long time.”
Apparently, the Jewish strategy is to just keep killing as many random people as possible.
🇵🇸🇮🇱 For well over a month we’ve been told that Hamas operates out of Northern Gaza with Al Shifa being their HQ.
Now, Israel’s former Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, claims that Hamas’ underground stronghold is actually in Khan Younis, the south of Gaza.
The south of Gaza is… pic.twitter.com/YGGKDWaGY0
— Censored Men (@CensoredMen) November 18, 2023
Head of the Israeli “Opposition” Yair Lapid pushed the narrative for expanding the Israeli Operations to the South of the Gaza Strip
Plan to take as much of Gaza as they can, meanwhile the US keeps providing full military & diplomatic support to the apartheid state. pic.twitter.com/vVYKWDHG1S
— زماں (@Delhiite_) November 18, 2023