‘Die in the desert or in your home:’ Actor Mark Ruffalo calls for help in Gaza

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American movie star Mark Ruffalo says there is a “desperate need” to help Palestinian children and Gazans displaced by the months-long Israeli invasion, now focused on Rafah.

Taking to social media, the ‘Hulk’ and ‘Avengers’ actor highlighted the unfolding chaos in the border city that is forcing over a million to move “to what are essentially internment camps of human neglect and suffering.”

Ruffalo has long been vocal in his support of the Palestinian cause and has faced criticism for it.

Ruffalo posted his comments alongside a statement from the UN’s children fund (UNICEF), which says that more than half of all the children in the Gaza Strip are now living in Rafah.

It urged the Israeli forces to not launch an offensive against a city that is the last refuge for civilians fleeing the war.

For the latest updates on the Israel-Palestine conflict, visit our dedicated page.

The Israeli military took control of the vital Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on Tuesday after a night of airstrikes, advancing into the southern Gazan town and cutting off vital aid route.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas said late on Monday it had agreed to a ceasefire proposal from mediators seven months into the war.

Israel said the terms did not meet its demands and launched a military operation, even as prospects of a ceasefire hang in the balance.

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