Hamas claimed that 13 of the roughly 150 individuals held hostage in Gaza have been killed in Israeli airstrikes previously day.
Hamas mentioned there have been foreigners amongst those that died, however their nationalities weren’t disclosed. The current preventing, which started when Hamas attacked Israel on Saturday, has resulted in some 2,800 deaths on either side.
An Israeli navy spokesperson, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, disputed Hamas’s declare. Hagari informed Al-Jazeera Arabic that “now we have our personal info and don’t consider the lies of Hamas.”
Gaza has been focused by Israeli airstrikes and is dealing with a blackout, and an Israeli floor offensive within the densely populated territory is predicted.
Israel on Friday ordered roughly 1 million individuals to evacuate north Gaza, telling them to maneuver to the southern a part of the territory. The United Nations warned, nonetheless, that the motion of a lot of individuals inside an preliminary 24-hour deadline can be disastrous.
“The Hamas terrorist group waged a battle in opposition to the State of Israel and Gaza Metropolis is an space the place navy operations happen,” the Israeli Protection Forces (IDF) wrote in a post on X, the platform previously often known as Twitter. “This evacuation is on your personal security.”
“It is possible for you to to return to Gaza Metropolis solely when one other announcement allowing it’s made,” the publish continued. “Don’t method the world of the safety fence with the State of Israel. Hamas terrorists are hiding in Gaza Metropolis inside tunnels beneath homes and inside buildings populated with harmless Gazan civilians.”
The Related Press contributed.
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