For the first time since the start of its ground operation, the IDF has called for residents of East Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes.
A leaflet dropped by the IDF read, "Hamas and other terrorist organizations' activities necessitate IDF action against them in your residential area. The IDF does not wish to harm you or your families. For your safety, you must evacuate to recognized shelters as soon as possible. Anyone found near terrorists or their facilities is putting their lives at risk. Any house used for terrorist purposes will be bombed." (Einav Halabi)