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Rafah Story: Displaced Gazans head to Al-Mawasi in search of safety

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On May 11, Israel called on residents from eastern areas of Rafah in the Gaza Strip to evacuate and head to the "expanded humanitarian area" in Al-Mawasi. Over the past several weeks, Israel's offensive in Rafah has sent nearly a million Palestinians fleeing the southern Gaza city. Most have already been displaced multiple times during Israel's nearly 8-month war in Gaza.

"The Israeli occupation army claims Al-Mawasi is a safe zone, so we're going there," Gazan resident Shaaban Shehadeh told CGTN, adding that bombs and shrapnel fell on their tents. "We have children. We want to keep them safe."

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