Gazans flee Beit Lahiya after IDF warning

Some four thousand Palestinians evacuate their homes in the northern Gaza Strip following an IDF warning, taking refuge in UNRWA facilities in the coastal enclave, Israel Radio reports.

The Beit Lahiya residents head to six centers in Gaza City, and one in Jabaliya.

Earlier, the army dropped leaflets, and sent text messages and voice messages to residents, urging them to depart before noon due to an impending strike.

As of 2009, Beit Lahiya had approximately 75,000 residents.

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