According to the Israeli army, residents in northern Gaza have been given an additional window of time to evacuate to the southern portion of the coastal strip.
A representative for the army said on Monday on platform X, formerly Twitter, that the army will open a four-hour window on a particular road to the south. The statement included a map.
For their protection, the spokesperson urged residents to relocate as soon as possible south. The military increased its ground operations in the fight against Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, about a week ago.
The army declared on Sunday night that it had split up the area and created “a northern Gaza and a southern Gaza.” The army of Israel has urged residents of the north to evacuate southward on numerous occasions. The military reports that roughly 700,000 people have already left.
According to the UN, there are over 1.4 million internally displaced persons in Gaza, and the humanitarian situation there is severe.
Over 2.2 million people reside in the densely populated Gaza Strip overall.
Although there have been Israeli bombings in the south, the Israeli military is now battling Hamas mostly in the north. According to an army spokesman last week, the south is safer “than any other place in Gaza” but is not a “safe zone.”
The terrorist attack against Israel by the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on October 7 from the Gaza Strip resulted in the deaths of 1,400 people, mostly civilians, and the kidnapping of almost 240 more. This marked the beginning of the current fighting.
The Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza claims that since Israel began its retaliatory bombing campaign to destroy Hamas, at least 9,770 Palestinians have died.