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Gazans Voice Opposition To Hamas During Evacuation In Khan Yunis

Jan 27, 2024
Gazans Voice Opposition To Hamas During Evacuation In Khan Yunis

Gazans’ Chants Against Hamas

Masses of Gazans have been captured on video chanting against Hamas during an evacuation at the Khan Yunis corridor. The footage, taken during the evacuation process from west Khan Yunis to the humanitarian area of Al-Mawasi, reveals the people’s perspective on the Hamas regime and their desire not to let them rule again.

The chants of “The people want to overthrow Hamas” echoed through the streets as civilians made their way through the secured humanitarian corridor. In its response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) established a corridor, offering safe passage for Palestinian residents from western Khan Yunis to the town of Al-Mawasi in southwestern Gaza.

Gaza Citizens Take The Safety Corridor

IDF spokesperson Avichay Adraee emphasized that the corridor aims to ensure the safety of civilians. Thus, the IDF can concentrate on its fight against Hamas without risking civilian casualties.

According to IDF reports, tens of thousands of Gazans have already utilized the corridor to reach safety. The evacuation route provides a lifeline for Gazans seeking refuge from the violence and instability perpetuated by Hamas.

With the corridor offering a path to safety, civilians are seizing the opportunity to express their discontent with the ruling regime. The resounding call for change reflects a growing sentiment among Gazans who have long suffered under Hamas’s oppressive rule.

Major-General Rasan Aliyan of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) noted increasing public criticism of Hamas among Gaza residents to ensure the well-being and safety of their children.

Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza Amplifies Voices Of Dissent

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza has reached unprecedented levels, with civilians bearing the brunt of the violence and turmoil. Recent evacuations from Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis shed light on Hamas’ exploitation of civilian infrastructure for military purposes.

COGAT revealed that Hamas has been operating from hospitals, including Nasser and Al-Amal hospitals, and documented instances of using hospitals as launching sites for attacks. Despite the IDF’s assurances of hospital safety, Palestinians have opted to evacuate due to concerns over Hamas’ presence.

Moreover, reports from Palestinian media revealed grievances over Hamas’ control of vital resources, including food and humanitarian aid. According to one resident, Hamas controls the distribution of aid.

Still, corruption within the organization means most of it doesn’t reach those in need, with only small portions reaching distribution centers. Additionally, Hamas collaborated with merchants to establish a monopoly, leading to inflated prices for goods coupled with high taxes imposed at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

By providing a safe passage for civilians, Israel aims to alleviate the suffering of Gazans trapped in the violence.

Sky News Issues Apology Over Offensive Comparison

In a recent interview on Sky News, Member of Knesset (MK) Danny Danon faced shocking remarks from the interviewer. The interviewer drew parallels between his advocacy for the voluntary resettlement of Gazan civilians and the involuntary relocation of Jews during the Holocaust.

The controversy ensued from an article Danon authored for the Wall Street Journal, where he proposed the voluntary relocation of Gazan civilians to neighboring countries. However, the conversation took a distressing turn when the interviewer likened Danon’s proposal to “ethnic cleansing” and drew parallels to the forced relocation of Jews during World War II.

Reacting swiftly to the interviewer’s comments, Danon denounced the comparison, describing it as “shameful antisemitism.” Following the interview, Sky News issued a formal apology, acknowledging the inappropriateness and offensiveness of the comparison.

The network wrote, “Sky News recognizes the complete inappropriateness of this comparison and the offensive nature of those comments.” Sky News also wrote a personal apology to Mr. Danon for the distress caused by the comparison, emphasizing its commitment to responsible journalism and sensitivity towards historical traumas.