MADRID, 10 (EUROPA PRESS)
The spokesman for the National Security Council of the United States, John Kirby, has assured that Israel will open a second humanitarian corridor in the north of the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians to move to "safe areas", as the Israeli Army is carrying out ground operations in the north of Gazan territory.
"There will now be two humanitarian corridors that will allow the population to flee the areas of hostilities in northern Gaza. The first of these corridors, open for four to five hours every day for the last few days, has already allowed many thousands of people to reach safer areas in the south, away from the main area of ground operations," Kirby said during a press conference.
In addition, he has reported that the second route will travel along the coastal highway and will allow "thousands of people" to reach safe areas in the south, and has expressed concern about the possibility that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) "deters or prevent" these evacuations.
In this sense, he has encouraged civilians to leave the areas where fighting between Hamas and Israel is taking place and has urged the expansion of humanitarian assistance.
It should be noted that the Israeli Army, despite asking the Palestinian population to leave the north of the enclave for weeks, has continued to continuously bombard the rest of the territory.
Previously, both Israel and Kirby have confirmed that daily "humanitarian breaks" lasting four hours will be carried out and that they will be given at least three hours' notice.
On Wednesday alone, some 50,000 people were evacuated from northern Gaza, according to the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric, and has assured that reports from his humanitarian workers on the ground report bombings throughout the roads to the south, causing numerous bodies to be found on them.
The conflict broke out on October 7, following attacks carried out by Hamas militiamen that left some 1,400 dead on Israeli soil. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a counteroffensive on the Gaza Strip that has already resulted in more than 10,800 deaths.