GAZA STRIP: More than 123,000 displaced, UN says

More than 123,000 people have been displaced in the Gaza Strip since the outbreak of the conflict between Hamas and Israel, the United Nations said on Monday.

“Over 123,538 people, have been internally displaced in Gaza, mostly due to fear, protection concerns and the destruction of their homes,” said the UN’s humanitarian agency, OCHA.

More than 73,000 are sheltering in schools, OCHA said, some of which have been designated emergency shelters. Israel has launched hundreds of strikes on Gaza since Saturday, when Hamas fighters launched deadly attacks in Israel.

Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for UNRWA, said he expected the numbers to rise further.

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