According to CNN, Hamas is advising residents in Gaza to remain in their homes despite the IDF’s warning for civilians to evacuate. This situation developed in response to a viral video posted by Gaza residents, showing Israeli military operations targeting innocent civilians.
The Cable News Network has provided the public with an updated report on the current on-ground situation and the events unfolding in Gaza.
CNN wrote, “Hamas tells Gaza residents not to leave their homes after IDF warned civilians to evacuate”.
The IDF also on its social media account said that Hamas is using Gaza residents as a pawn. However, the Israeli Defence forces also released a statement warning the Gaza residents to evacuate from targeted areas.
“The IDF calls for the evacuation of all civilians of Gaza City from their homes southwards for their own safety and protection and move to the area south of the Wadi Gaza, as shown on the map.
“The Hamas terrorist organization waged a war against the State of Israel and Gaza City is an area where military operations take place. This evacuation is for your own safety.
“You will be able to return to Gaza City only when another announcement permitting it is made. Do not approach the area of the security fence with the State of Israel.
“Hamas terrorists are hiding in Gaza City inside tunnels underneath houses and inside buildings populated with innocent Gazan civilians. Civilians of Gaza City, evacuate south for your own safety and the safety of your families and distance yourself from Hamas terrorists who are using you as human shields.
In the following days, the IDF will continue to operate significantly in Gaza City and make extensive efforts to avoid harming civilians”.