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Israel-Hamas war latest: Israel rejects Hamas ceasefire offer



The area demarcated for evacuation from Rafah is not suitable for meeting basic needs, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees has said. 

“It’s really not somewhere that’s quite suitable for people to put up tents and to be able to sit and try to live and meet their basic necessities every day,” Scott Anderson, the director of UNRWA affairs in Gaza, told CNN on Monday. 

“I know they expanded the area recently, but a lot of that’s in Khan Younis which we’re still trying to recover from an operation that happened there,” he added. 

Israel has urged Palestinian civilians in Rafah to evacuate to a designated a humanitarian area in Al-Mawasi, a coastal town west of Khan Younis, where it says “field hospitals, tents, increased quantities of food, water, medicines, and additional supplies” have been made available. 

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