International pressure, including from the United States, for Israel to allow more time for Palestinian civilian evacuations of the northern half of Gaza Strip has grown. There appears to be some level of delay at this moment on the part of Israel’s military. Currently, there’s widespread expectation that Al Awda Hospital is about to be bombed, but Israel has extended an earlier 2-hour evacuation warning and deadline, it appears:
The humanitarion organization had previously said they were given only two hours two evacuate. They now say the order has been extended to 6am local (03 GMT). “The evacuation of patients remains complicated,” the organisation said on X
ALSO: I’m told the first charter flight has already departed the region – approximately 100 people evacuated.
US officials believe interest in leaving may increase in the coming days – right now, there is initial planning for a cruise ship option
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