IDF calls on residents of 2 Gaza City neighborhoods to evacuate ahead of new offensive

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

The IDF is calling on residents of two Gaza City neighborhoods to evacuate to the al-Mawasi “humanitarian zone” on the coast of southern Gaza, as the military appears to be launching a new offensive in the area.

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

The zones include the Zeitoun and Turkmen neighborhoods of Gaza City.

Palestinian media outlets report casualties in Israeli strikes on Zeitoun in the last hour.

At the beginning of Israel’s ground offensive against the Hamas terror group, the IDF called on all Palestinian civilians in northern Gaza to evacuate south, although some have remained there regardless.

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