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New investigation outlines Israel's weaponisation of 'evacuation orders' and 'safe zones'

The research group Forensic Architecture has released a new report in which it details how Israel's military has "weaponised humanitarian measures" such as "evacuation orders" and "safe zones" in Gaza in order to facilitate the mass displacement of Palestinians.

The 80-page report has found that Israel's use of these measures has "amplified the forced transfer and mass displacement of Palestinians", which constitutes a violation of international law.

The report further found that the measures were often riddled with contradictions and confusion, which resulted in Israel bombing designated safe areas in Gaza.
Forensic Architecture describes the measures as tools used by Israel in a military campaign that has killed more than 31,000 people.

"Rather than ‘humanitarian acts’ used as preventative measures for the safeguarding of civilian life, this report supports claims that Israel has exercised a form of ‘humanitarian violence’, in concert with and in support of its broader genocidal actions," the report said.