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Published May 11, 2024 at 11:45 PM IST

Palestinians Preparing To Flee Rafah As Shelling And Rockets Continue

People in Rafah continued to pack up their belongings as they prepared to leave the city. About 110,000 people have fled the southern Gaza city, as heavy fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants on the city's outskirts leaves aid crossings inaccessible and food and fuel supplies grow critically low, a U.N. official said. Israel's plans for an offensive in Rafah appear to be on hold for now, with the United States deeply opposed and stepping up pressure by threatening to withhold arms. But even the more limited incursion launched earlier this week threatens to worsen Gaza's humanitarian catastrophe.

Published May 11th, 2024 at 23:45 IST

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