GAZA - "Where will we go?" asked Tamer, a 55-year-old businessman, who has been displaced six times since October 7.
"Every time people go back to their homes and begin to rebuild some of their lives even on the rubble of their houses, the occupation sends the tanks back to destroy what is left," he told Reuters via a chat app.

Eight Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded when Israeli forces bombarded several areas of Khan Younis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, health officials said on Tuesday, as thousands of people fled their homes under fire.

The Israeli army had ordered residents of several towns and villages in eastern Khan Younis to evacuate on Monday, prior to tanks re-entering the area the military had left several weeks ago.

Thousands who had not heeded the call were forced to flee their homes in the dark overnight, as Israeli tanks and planes bombed Karara, Abassan and other areas named in the evacuation orders, residents and Hamas media said.

UN says latest Khan Younis assault ‘proof no place is safe’

The UN has said Israel’s latest assault on Khan Younis and the forced displacement of Palestinians in Gaza “shows yet again, that no place is safe in Gaza, more efforts need to be made to protect civilians".
"Unfortunately, there [are] little to no shelter materials or other critical supplies available to support these newly displaced people,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

He added that it is nearly impossible to collect humanitarian aid from the Karem Abu Salem crossing and distribute it inside Gaza.

This is due to the lack of public order and safety, ongoing hostilities, damaged roads, fuel shortages, and access restrictions.

Since launching a ground offensive in Gaza on October 27, Israeli forces have progressively moved south in the Palestinian territory, seeking to destroy Hamas battalions. However, heavy fighting has restarted in the north.