Israel ordered new humanitarian assistance in the Northern Gaza area as the United Nations suspended food deliveries

Israeli troops raid Gaza after a bombing of a medical center in Gaza, and a Palestinian leader is arrested for alleged violation of international law

300,000 people are left in the Northern Gaza area which has been devastated by the four months of bombing by the Israel and Hamas governments, and which the United Nations says could face famine.

Israel claims to have evidence of Hamas tunnels in Gaza and is rooting out Hamas activities at the medical centers. Aid groups called for Israel to respect international laws against attacking hospitals after Hamas and health officials denied the charges.

The exodus was prompted by a raid on Thursday by Israeli troops who entered the hospital and detained what Israel said was hundreds of people, including some it said had taken part in the Hamas-led Oct. 7 attack on Israel. The displaced Palestinians were evacuated before and during the raid.

The W.H.O. said that 15 health care workers and a backup generator were the only ones who could care for the remaining patients. The W.H.O.’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Sunday that Nasser was no longer functional.

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The Israeli Army on Tuesday warned residents to move south to ensure their own safety around the village of Al-Mawasi: Gaza’s Precipitous Slide into Hunger

The new notice gave by the Israeli military told people in the Gaza City neighborhoods to move to the south of the enclave around the seaside village of Al- Mawasi. Communication networks in Gaza have been badly disrupted, so it’s not certain how many people saw the notice on social media.

The evacuations came as the World Food Program halted deliveries in the north on Tuesday, describing scenes of chaos as its teams faced looting, hungry crowds and gunfire in recent days.

Another convoy on Monday “faced complete chaos and violence due to the collapse of civil order,” the statement added, saying that several trucks were looted and a driver was beaten.

W.F.P. is committed to reaching desperate people in Gaza, but the safety and security to deliver critical food aid need to be ensured.

It cited the “unprecedented levels of desperation” witnessed by its teams as evidence of Gaza’s “precipitous slide into hunger” and pointed to a U.N. report published on Monday that said acute malnutrition had surged in the northern part of the enclave.

The first target of the military offensive was northern Gaza. As Israeli forces pushed deeper into Gaza, the military urged civilians to move south for their own safety.

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