Middle East News
Israeli military warns Gaza City residents to evacuate homes (Extra)
Jan 5, 2009, 13:36 GMT
Gaza City - The Israeli military has warned residents of central Gaza City to evacuate their homes to avoid harm, a Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa correspondent said Monday.
Residents in central Gaza City's Rimal neighbourhood received a pre-recorded telephone call in Arabic Monday, warning them to leave for their safety.
The dpa correspondent also found a leaflet in his yard, dropped by an Israeli helicopter. He was unsure when the leaflet was dropped and said it could have fallen in his yard before Monday.
'To the residents of the area, because of the terrorist actions that terrorist elements are carrying out from the areas where you live against the State of Israel, the Israel Defence Forces are obliged to carry out an immediate response and act inside the areas where you live, so for your safety you are asked to evacuate this area as soon as possible,' said the leaflet printed in flawless in Arabic.