CNA Staff, Oct 13, 2023 / 11:32 am
The Israeli government on Friday urged civilians to evacuate the northern part of Gaza amid its war against the terror group Hamas.
In an “important message” posted to its X account on Friday, the government “call[ed] on civilians in northern Gaza to evacuate the area and head towards the southern area of the Gaza Strip.” The United Nations said Thursday that the affected population “amounts to approximately 1.1 million people.”
“Our fight is not with them,” the post said. “It is with the barbaric Hamas terrorist organization and we are trying to prevent civilian casualties and to keep innocents out of harm’s way.”
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) also posted on X on Friday that it was “calling for the evacuation of all civilians of Gaza City from their homes southward for their own safety and protection.” Gaza City is located in the northern portion of the country.