UN against mass displacement of Palestinians

The United Nations is steadfast against any forms of forced mass displacement of Palestinians in Gaza as Israel began drawing up evacuation plans that would allow it to defeat Hamas.

“We’re extremely worried about the fate of civilians in Rafah,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, Reuters reported.

“What is clear is that people need to be protected, but we also do not want to see any forced displacement – forced mass displacement – of people, which is by definition against their will,” Dujarric said.

“We would not support in any way forced displacement, which goes against international law.”

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Israeli Defence Forces to draw up a dual evacuation plan to evacuate Palestinians in the south Gaza town, Rafah.