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Israel says to evacuate residents near Gaza within 24 hours

JERUSALEM: Israel’s army said Sunday it aims to evacuate all Israelis living close to the Gaza Strip within 24 hours...
Published October 8, 2023
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

JERUSALEM: Israel's army said Sunday it aims to evacuate all Israelis living close to the Gaza Strip within 24 hours as it deployed tens of thousands of soldiers to fight Palestinian who had infiltrated into Israel.

"Our mission for the upcoming 24 hours is to evacuate all residents living around Gaza," military spokesman Daniel Hagari told reporters, adding that fighting was still on to "rescue hostages" held by militants in Israel.

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"There are tens of thousands of combat soldiers in the area. We'll reach each and every community till we kill every terrorist in Israel."

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