News ID: 129296
Publish Date : 10 July 2024 - 22:25

Zionist Leaflets Urge Everyone in Gaza City to Leave

GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – The occupying regime of Israel’s military dropped thousands of leaflets over war-torn Gaza City on Wednesday urging all residents to flee a heavy invasion through the main city of the besieged Palestinian territory.
The leaflets, addressed to “everyone in Gaza City”, set out designated escape routes and warned that the urban area, which had a pre-war population of over half a million, would “remain a dangerous combat zone”.
The warning came as Zionist troops, backed by tanks and aircraft, have faced Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters in the heaviest combat the city has seen in months in the war raging since October 7.
Across Gaza, deadly strikes have hit four schools used as shelters in four days, sparking rebukes from world countries, including the Zionist regime’s own allies, which have denounced the attacks “unacceptable”.
“We call for these strikes to be fully investigated,” said the French foreign ministry, highlighting a deadly strike on Tuesday on a school near the southern city of Khan Yunis.
“It is unacceptable that schools, especially those housing civilians displaced by the fighting, should be targeted.”
Heavy fighting also raged in Gaza’s far-southern Rafah, where witnesses told AFP that Israeli tanks had rumbled into the city centre and unleashed intense fire on buildings.
The latest fighting in Gaza has newly displaced 350,000 civilians, said UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini, who spoke before the leaflet drop and said “there is absolutely no safe space in Gaza”.
One woman carrying her scant belongings through the ruins, Nimr al-Jamal, told AFP on Tuesday that “this is the 12th time” her family has had to flee.
“How many times can we endure this? A thousand times? Where will we end up?”
An Israeli delegation led by Mossad chief David Barnea arrived in Doha, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of their sensitivity.
CIA director William Burns was also expected in the Qatari capital after holding talks in Cairo on Tuesday.
Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu meanwhile met U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for the Middle East, Brett McGurk. Netanyahu emphasized that he might commit to a proposed truce plan, “as long as Israel’s red lines are preserved,” his office said.
The Zionist military claimed it was reviewing the Khan Yunis area attack Tuesday in which hospital sources said at least 29 people were martyred in a school used as a displacement shelter.
 Gaza’s Hamas government said a “majority” of the dead were women and children.
AFP footage showed the wounded being rushed to the nearby Nasser hospital, many screaming in pain, as relatives wailed in grief for the dead.
One wounded man, Osama Abu Daqqa, recounted that “suddenly the strike hit, people were injured and martyred and there was no one to help them”.
Another survivor, Mohamed Sukkar, said those hit in the strike “were not part of the resistance nor were they armed, they were all civilians”.
Three previous strikes since Saturday on Gaza schools used by displaced Palestinians have martyred a total of at least 20 people, said Gaza officials and rescue services.
Lazzarini wrote on social media platform X that “schools have gone from safe places of education and hope for children to overcrowded shelters and often ending up a place of death and misery”.
Israel’s military invasion has martyred at least 38,295 people in Gaza, also mostly civilians, according to figures from the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry.
Israel has also imposed a punishing siege on Gaza’s 2.4 million people. Aid group Doctors Without Borders has warned of “critical” shortages of medical supplies in Gaza, with no resupply for more than two months.
Independent UN rights experts on Tuesday accused the Zionist regime of carrying out a “targeted starvation campaign”.