Fri 01 Dec 2023 10:19 pm - Jerusalem Time
The Israeli army bombs “200 targets” in Gaza and issues an “evacuation map”
The Israeli army announced on (Friday) that it had bombed “more than 200 terrorist targets” in Gaza today since the end of the truce.
The army said in a statement carried by Agence France-Presse: “Following Hamas’ violation of the cessation of operations and the truce, fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip. Since 7 a.m., the Israeli army has bombed more than 200 terrorist targets.
The Israeli army added: “During the past few hours, ground, air and naval forces bombed terrorist targets in the northern and southern Gaza Strip, including in Khan Yunis and Rafah.”
On Friday, the army published a map of what it called “evacuation zones” in the Gaza Strip that residents are supposed to evacuate, after an international demand to establish safe zones and an American request to avoid killing civilians.
On Friday, the truce that stopped fighting between Israel and Hamas ended for seven days.
Hostilities resumed immediately. Israeli forces bombed several areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing more than a hundred people, according to the Hamas government, while Palestinian factions fired rockets towards Israel.
The map, written in Arabic, divides the Gaza Strip into hundreds of numbered sectors, and is available on the Israeli army’s website.
The army said that the goal of the map is to enable residents to “evacuate specific places for their safety if necessary.”
Warnings were sent via short text messages to residents in several areas of the Gaza Strip on Friday, stating that the army would begin “an overwhelming military attack on your residential area with the aim of eliminating the terrorist organization (Hamas).
The warning included the areas of Jabalia, Shuja'iya, Zaytoun, the Old City of Gaza, Khirbet Khuza'a, Abasan, Bani Suhaila, Ma'an, and others.
The army said: “The ceasefire deadline has expired... The army will strike the area with extreme force... Your continued presence in your places of residence is very dangerous!” After about 10 minutes, explosions began in these places.
The Hamas government's Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip says that more than 15,000 people were killed in the seven weeks of war before the truce began on November 24.