Gaza: The Israeli army presents a plan to evacuate civilians in Rafah

The Israeli Army (IDF) submitted to the War Cabinet last night a plan to evacuate Palestinian civilians from the fighting areas of Rafah, Gaza's southernmost city. This was announced by the Prime Minister's Office.

The IDF “has submitted to the War Cabinet a plan for the evacuation of the population from the combat zones in the Gaza Strip with the upcoming operational plan,” the announcement said in Hebrew, without giving details of how and where the transferred civilians will be. The Cabinet agreed to provide humanitarian aid to the southern Gaza Strip “to prevent looting.”

The announcement comes ahead of the expected Israeli offensive in Rafah, the crowded city in the southern Palestinian territory that was portrayed by Netanyahu as the “last bastion” of the Islamist movement Hamas.

Military operations in the Gaza Strip continue

The Israeli army continues its operations in both the north and center of the Gaza Strip. The military spokesman said this, explaining that “more than 30 Hamas terrorists were killed” in clashes in Zeitun in the north of the Gaza Strip. Another 10 – added the same source – were killed in the middle of the strip.”

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