Amid fierce fighting in and around the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces has issued what it calls “an urgent appeal” for civilians to leave much of the area, APA reports citing CNN.
In a post on ‘X’, the IDF’s spokesman for Arab media Avichay Adraee issued “an urgent appeal to the residents of the neighborhoods of Al-Katiba, Al Mahatta, and the city center in Khan Younis Governorate” to evacuate.
Adraee specified five blocks a map published by the IDF from which people are directed to evacuate.
“We call on you to leave where you are urgently and go towards known shelters west of Khan Younis,” he said on ‘X.’
It’s unclear how many people might be aware of the instruction given the lack of communications networks and internet availability in much of Gaza. It’s also unclear what shelters Adraee is referring to.