IDF calls on more residents of northern Gaza to evacuate ahead of widened operation

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

The Israeli military is calling on Palestinians in additional neighborhoods of northern Gaza to evacuate the area, as it presses on with its operation against Hamas in Jabaliya.

Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee, the IDF’s Arabic-language spokesman, publishes a list of the new zones that need to be evacuated alongside the announcement.

Over the weekend, the IDF issued an evacuation warning for Jabaliya before it pushed into the area. Yesterday, it expanded the warning to the al-Atatra and Salatin areas.

The latest warning covers the Sheikh Za’id and al-Mansheya neighborhoods, close to Beit Lahiya.

“Hamas and other terror organizations are carrying out terror activities and launching rockets [from these areas] at Israeli towns,” Adraee says in a post on X.

Palestinian civilians are told to move to shelters west of Gaza City.

The IDF has said it is expanding its operation against Hamas in Jabaliya, which was launched after it identified terror operatives regrouping there.

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