Gazans carrying white flags, some with arms raised, move south in enclave

The Israeli military posts a short clip of what appears to be hundreds of Gazan residents, some with their arms raised and some carrying white flags, moving on foot toward the southern part of the Palestinian enclave via the Strip’s north-to-south Salah a-Din road, informs The Times Of Israel.

The IDF’s Arabic-language spokesperson Avichay Adraee posts the short clip on X.

Adraee writes that the IDF was again opening up a humanitarian corridor for Palestinians to evacuate and made another call for Gazans to evacuate the northern part of the Strip and head south.

Adraee announces the Salah a-Din road would be open for Palestinians to evacuate to southern Gaza between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. today.

“If you care about yourself and your loved ones, head south according to our instructions. Rest assured that Hamas leaders have already taken care of themselves,” he says.

The military has for weeks been urging northern Gaza residents to evacuate southward, warning them it will be focusing its military efforts on the Gaza City area, the heart of Hamas’s rule and its main base of operations in Gaza.

On Saturday, when the Salah a-Din road was open for a humanitarian corridor, the IDF said Hamas took advantage of the situation and launched mortars and anti-tank guided missiles at troops working to open up the road for civilians.

Israel has already repeatedly accused Hamas of attempting to prevent Palestinians from evacuating northern Gaza, due to its desire to keep civilians around its centers of activity as human shields.