Israel issues new warnings to Palestinians to evacuate northern Gaza

SpaceWar.com reports: “Israel on Saturday gave Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip a six-hour window to use safe corridors to evacuate the area before an expected ground invasion as the United States urged protection for civilians.

Israel Defense Forces instructed residents to flee to the southern part of the enclave using designated evacuation corridors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in a message posted to social media in Arabic.

‘If you care about yourself and your loved ones, go south as instructed,’ the IDF wrote. ‘Rest assured that Hamas leaders have taken care of themselves and are taking cover from strikes in the region.’

Israel forces are preparing for the ‘next stages’ of the war and will attack the Hamas rulers of the Gaza enclave ‘with great force,’ IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said Saturday at a press briefing, again urging Palestinian civilians to flee region as the war entered its eighth day.

The United Nations reported that more than 400,000 Palestinians have already fled northern Gaza in the wake of a massive Israeli aerial bombardment in retaliation for last week’s unprecedented surprise attack by Hamas which killed more than 1,300 Israelis…”

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