Dozens of Palestinian males captured by the Israeli navy had been stripped to their underwear and paraded round a central sq. in Gaza the place Hamas fighters used to carry rallies.

Footage printed by Israeli media confirmed the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) rounding up a number of dozen Palestinians who allegedly surrendered within the Jabalia refugee camp and different areas within the north.

The undressed younger males had been seen using at the back of a navy truck, and later sitting on their knees with their fingers tied behind their backs. Footwear had been seen strewn close by on what Israeli media recognized as Palestine Sq. in Gaza City.

The IDF has not commented on the photographs however at the very least a few of them seem to have been taken from an Israeli military car.

The Walla information web site mentioned the lads surrendered to Israel’s 261st Reserve Brigade, including that the “suspects had been stripped to rule out the chance that they had been carrying weapons”.

Palestinian men in their underwear being paraded through the streets of Gaza

One report says the suspects had been stripped to make sure they weren’t carrying weapons – EMANUEL FABIAN/X/TWITTER

Gaza’s southernmost metropolis of Rafah and its suburbs got here below intense Israeli air strikes on Thursday with many of the enclave’s residents compelled to flee from their houses and squeezed right into a small space within the south.

No less than 20 folks had been reported lifeless from an air strike on the al-Shaboura neighbourhood in Rafa, whereas airstrikes on the Beta refugee camp near the border with Egypt additionally reportedly left casualties.

The IDF’s floor invasion has despatched 80 per cent of Gazans, about 1.9 million folks, away from their houses within the north. Many stayed within the centre of the Gaza Strip close to Khan Yunis for weeks earlier than Israel launched hostilities there too, sending civilians additional south.

Rafah was overflowing with folks by Thursday.

The 24 sq mile district had a pre-war inhabitants of 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 folks. The variety of displaced folks there reached a million final week, in accordance with the UN.

Maysaa Mentioned, 28, who fled Gaza city for Rafah in mid-October, says she now not feels secure even within the tiny strip of land subsequent to the Egyptian border.

She mentioned: “This space is meant to be secure in accordance with the Israeli forces. Final evening we may hear successive highly effective airstrikes in Tel al-Sultan like what they name a fireplace belt. Later we heard two bombings the place we had been, the third missile didn’t explode.

“There isn’t any secure place within the Gaza Strip, however we try to remain secure as a lot as we are able to. Rafah isn’t secure. We continuously hear bombings someplace close by.”

Evacuation is not possible

Gaza’s well being ministry mentioned on Thursday that at the very least 17,177 folks have been killed to this point within the battle – together with 350 up to now 24 hours alone – with 46,000 injured .

The Palestinian Pink Crescent Society mentioned its ambulances companies within the north have floor to a half as hospitals within the space shut down and gas provides ran out on Thursday.

This makes the evacuation of the injured not possible, it added.

In the USA, Antony Blinken, the secretary of state, described the huge demise toll in Gaza as “gut-wrenching”. On Wednesday he appeared to laud Israel for heeding US calls to keep away from civilian casualties.

“I mentioned to them very clearly once I was there only a week in the past, we can’t have a repeat of what occurred within the north within the south when it comes to hurt being finished to civilians,” Mr Blinken informed CNN.

“What we’re seeing is areas clearly designated by Israel which might be secure areas, the place there’s not going to be firing or the navy. We’ve seen efforts to guarantee that folks know that they should transfer – and never in your complete metropolis, however simply discrete neighbourhoods. In order that’s constructive.”

A Telegraph reporter in Gaza contributed to this report however their title was withheld for safety causes

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