In makeshift camp for displaced Gaza residents next to the Al-Nasr Hospital in Khan Younis, residents told of their despair and defiance.

Some, like Abu Wael Nasrallah, said that they have lost too much to even consider moving again.

"In the first shelling, they told us to evacuate to the south, for it is safe, now they tell us to go further south and into Sinai, and this is nonsense, we will not go anywhere, we will remain here, they can do whatever they please," he said.