Ahead of Ramadan, IDF hands out food packages to Palestinians evacuating Khan Younis area

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF in recent days has been handing out food packages to Palestinians evacuating from the Khan Younis area, ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The packages include basic food products such as flour, wheat, oil, sugar, tea, and dates, as well as a greeting card with a Quranic verse.

Military officials say the move is aimed at driving a wedge between the civilian population and Hamas.

Some 8,500 Palestinians evacuated from the Hamad Town residential complex in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis over the past day, with the IDF saying more than 80 terror suspects were captured hiding among them.

More than 1,200 terror suspects have been captured in Khan Younis so far during the ground offensive.

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