Thousands of people flee their homes in southern Gaza after threats by the army
Date: Wednesday January 07, 2009 20:04
Thousands of Palestinian residents from the southern Gaza strip city of Rafah were forced to flee their homes on Wednesday after threats by the Israeli army of shelling them.
Local media sources reported that Israeli jet fighters drooped leaflets warning people that they are going to shell their homes. The Sources added that around three thousand people have left their homes so far since the morning due to the warnings.
The military leaflet told residents to run for their lives “Because Hamas uses your houses to hide and smuggle military weapons, the IDF will attack the area, between the Egyptian border until the beach road,” local residents said.
The Israeli army confirmed the leaflets, Israeli sources reported.
After 12 days of Israeli continued attacks on Gaza the death toll reached today 700 people, half of that number is from children and women, and more than 2900 injured among them 200 in critical conditions.