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Father of three in northern Gaza: “Death is more honorable than this humiliation”

From CNN's Sarah El Sirgany, Kareem Khadder and Mohammed Tawfeeq

While much of the focus has been on the southern Gazan city of Rafah, there is ongoing military action in the north too.

A video obtained by CNN shows some families evacuating northern Gaza, following orders by the Israel Defense Forces Saturday to immediately leave several neighborhoods there due to a “dangerous combat zone.”

“I don’t know where we are going. We’ve been displaced 7 or 8 times. We and the children are suffering,” a father of three, who did not give his name, told a CNN stringer.

The father, who was driving a motorcycle with his young children and belongings, said Israeli forces “dropped leaflets saying they will invade the north.”

“We are only moving because of the little ones. I don’t care if I would die, but I worry about them,” he said.

He described the dangerous situation in the area, saying, “there is no safe place,” adding: “Whenever we go, there is bombardment.”

I don’t know what to say. Is this a life? Death is more honorable than this humiliation,” he said.

Another man described Friday night as “horrible” and “intense” due to ongoing strikes.

He said it was the “tenth time” they were being displaced, adding: “We are scared for our lives. I’ll go look for a place, pitch a tent. Anything to escape death.”

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