In a recent announcement, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have advised civilians residing in Gaza City to evacuate their homes and relocate to areas south of the Wadi Gaza for their safety. The advisory comes amidst ongoing military operations in Gaza City, which has become a focal point of clashes between the IDF and the Hamas terrorist organization.
The IDF’s communication stressed that this evacuation is purely for the safety of the citizens, emphasizing that they would be permitted to return only upon a subsequent official announcement. Civilians have also been warned not to approach the security fence bordering the State of Israel.
According to the statement, the reason behind the advisory is the presence of Hamas terrorists in Gaza City, who reportedly take refuge in tunnels beneath houses and within buildings populated by civilians. The message further suggests that these tactics are being used to turn civilians into human shields, putting innocent lives at risk.
The IDF has pledged to make substantial efforts to prevent harm to civilians in the coming days as operations in Gaza City intensify.