One of the questions being asked, and which a Bloomberg analysis attempts to answer, is why Palestinians are reluctant to leave the Gaza Strip and flee to safer ground.

The short answer to this question given by the analyst is that they cannot.

Under normal conditionsthe article explains, every human instinct would lead them to leave Gaza. And one would expect them to respond with satisfaction to reports of the US and Egypt discussing so-called humanitarian corridors through which they could escape.

According to the same analysis, most Palestinians do not wish to leave the city because the vast majority of people living in Gaza are already refugees from towns and villages that are now in Israel and the West Bank.

They fear that if they leave this last piece of homeland, they may not be able or allowed to returnwhich will lead them to refugee status twice.

However, the ongoing war seems to be changing the perspective of the residents of Gaza as many head south to the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

But this journey is dangerous and may be pointless because they are also at risk from the wrath of Hamas.

The Islamist group has closed the border in the pastand although it handed over control of the crossing to the Palestinian Authority five years ago, her gunmen watch the passage.

Another disheartening possibility is that even if they overcome the danger and reach Rafa they cannot be sure of any developments. Egyptian authorities closed the crossing on their part to prevent the entry of Palestinians. Although the Biden administration is pushing to reopen, the government of Abdel Fattah El Sisi does not want to take on the responsibility of hosting thousands of refugees.

Concluding his article, the analyst points out the double tragedy of the Palestinians who, apart from the fact of the war itself, at the same time there is no escape route.