'Change of tactics' indeed
Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Gazans on Sunday to stay away
from any place used by Hamas.
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Gaza residents to leave any
site where Palestinian militants were operating, saying the locations
could be attacked.
"I call on the inhabitants of
Gaza to vacate immediately every site from which Hamas is carrying out
terrorist activity. Every one of these places is a target for us," he
said in broadcast remarks, a day after an Israeli air strike flattened a
Gaza apartment tower.
military warned the 13-storey building's residents to leave, shortly
before launching the attack. It said the tower had housed a Hamas
From the sound of things, the IDF is going to give very short notice to residents to leave buildings that house Hamas installations (so that Hamas cannot bring human shields to stand in them) and then bombs away. That's why Netanyahu issued this general warning - so that hopefully there will be less people in the area.
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