Despite its incompatibility with international humanitarian law, the occupation continues to warn Gazans to evacuate their homes immediately and leave without delay to areas it has designated for them. Experts and analysts have criticized this method, which violates international law.
The writer and political analyst, Iyad Al-Qara, described the conditions of people in Gaza strip It was very difficult in light of the Israeli warnings to evacuate, as many of them were forced to flee towards the central and southern areas of Gaza to escape the continuing Israeli bombing, which today targeted entire residential towers.
He said that the occupation is demanding that people move to the Rafah area, and he estimated the number of those displaced from the northern regions at about 20% and about 30% from the eastern regions.
He stressed that the displaced people had to move 3 to 4 times, because they could not stay in their homes that were being subjected to brutal Israeli bombing, pointing out that they had the idea that there was no safe place in Gaza, and even those who were displaced from the north wished they had not done so, because the army The occupation follows them everywhere.
According to military expert Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi, the method that Israel uses with the Palestinians in Gaza is not used in wars. He gave an example of the Syrians, who he said left their country of their own free will and without dictates during the revolution, and had absolute conviction that the crisis would end and they would return to their homes.
While what Israel is doing is uprooting the Palestinians from the roots and not an evacuation process from one place to a safe place, according to Al-Duwairi, who stressed that there is no safe place in Gaza, indicating that the occupation that was asking the residents of the northern regions to go to the central and southern regions, here it is. Today, he is asking the people of the southern regions to go to Rafah, while he is bombing Rafah.
The military expert did not rule out that the occupation would then ask the citizens to leave Rafah to Area C in the Sinai Desert, as stated in the Camp David Accords.
Al-Duwairi – who was speaking during the daily analytical stand on Al Jazeera channel “Gaza…what next?” – concluded that the occupation is carrying out a systematic process to resettle or empty Gaza, which is a forced evacuation of the Palestinian population outside the borders of their homeland.
Displacement is dangerous
For his part, the senior researcher at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Dr. Liqaa Makki, indicated that Israel began what he called temporary or limited regional displacement operations after the temporary humanitarian truces, and that it divided Gaza into about 2,300 sections and published maps, and that its army announced that there would be calls to abandon These areas, according to Makki, appear to be a response to an American desire to avoid killing a larger number of Palestinian civilians.
He said that the United States of America spoke about forced displacement, not displacement under the pressure of war or the pressure of humanitarian need.
Makki talked about two scenarios that might be behind the Israeli warnings to the residents of Gaza. The first is that Israel’s goal, under international and even American pressure, is to establish buffer zones on the Gaza border with Israel that are deep, such that people are confined to narrow areas on the coastal strip.
As for the second scenario, which is the most dangerous, it is preparing to move towards deporting people after opening “humanitarian crossings” in which they are forced to migrate in search of security and the basic necessities of life, as Makki said.
The first researcher at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies pointed out that the second scenario is not a hidden goal for the Israelis, and there is a report published in an Israeli studies center that spoke about these details accurately, under the title “How are the residents of Gaza completely displaced?”, in addition to a document being circulated in Congress. The American plan relates to distributing the people of Gaza among 4 Arab countries, including Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. American aid – adds Makki – to the four Arab countries is linked to their acceptance of the Palestinians from Gaza.
Makki considered that the United States abandoning its promises to prevent displacement would cost it its relations with Arab countries, and described the issue of displacement as a dangerous matter that could lead to West Bank.