The Arab spokesman for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), Avichay Adraee, said on Saturday night (5) that members of the terrorist group Hamas tried to prevent Palestinian civilians from leaving the northern Gaza Strip, as directed by the Israeli Army. . The IDF is asking civilians to leave the region as it is carrying out air and ground operations to eliminate Hamas targets.
According to Adraee, members of Hamas fired mortars and anti-tank projectiles at Israeli soldiers who were trying to open the road on Saturday (4) so that civilians could leave the north of the territory.
“[Os terroristas do Hamas] they wanted you to remain there as human shields for them and their leaders”, the spokesperson wrote on his profile on X, formerly Twitter. The IDF has already accused Hamas of preventing Palestinians from evacuating northern Gaza on other occasions.
Despite attacks by Islamic extremists, Israel reopened the corridor for civilians to travel to the southern Gaza Strip, the Times of Israel website reported. According to the Israeli military, the Salah-al-Din road was open to traffic heading south between 10 am and 2 pm this Sunday.
“For your safety, take advantage of the time to move to the south, beyond Wadi Gaza,” he said, reinforcing the request that has been made for weeks by Israeli military forces for civilians to leave the north, where attacks against Israel are concentrated. Hamas.
It is estimated that around 800,000 people have already fled to the south, although many have insisted on remaining in the north of the enclave, due to humanitarian problems and air strikes also reported in the south.
Israel has concentrated most of its air force and ground forces in northern Gaza, surrounding Gaza City on three sides as it seeks to eliminate Hamas rulers entrenched in the city.
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