Palestine: Gazans flee homes ahead of new Israeli operation

Source: Washington Post

“Israeli forces ordered residents to evacuate the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City as Palestinian media reported intensified strikes in the area on Thursday. ‘You are in a dangerous combat zone,’ the Israel Defense Forces wrote in a statement in Arabic for residents of Shejaiya and nearby areas. ‘The IDF will act forcefully against terrorist organizations in your areas.’ … Shejaiya was heavily targeted in fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants last year. The densely packed neighborhood was where Israeli forces accidentally shot dead three Israeli hostages in December.
The IDF declined to confirm that an operation was taking place when reached for comment Thursday.” (06/27/24)