Israel’s navy mentioned it struck a whole bunch of areas within the Gaza Strip on Monday because it expands its floor operation in opposition to Hamas to each a part of the enclave. “We’re near finishing that mission in northern Gaza,” and troops are engaged in “fierce preventing,” an Israeli authorities spokesman informed reporters Monday. As hostilities resume after a week-long pause and Israel extends its operations to the south, the dying toll continues to rise, and plenty of civilians displaced earlier within the battle are once more being compelled to flee. Nearly 1.9 million individuals in Gaza are internally displaced, equal to 80 p.c of its inhabitants, in response to U.N. figures launched Monday. Assist teams and Palestinian households say maps posted on-line by Israel directing them to “safer” areas are sowing confusion as a result of they lack specifics, or these areas are overcrowded or underneath assault.