Israel conducts new moves in Gaza, households search refuge after evacuation order


GAZA: Many Palestinians had been in quest of refuge on Wednesday (Jul 3) after fleeing their properties in southern Gaza and complained of water shortages as Israel pressed on with its army offensive within the densely populated enclave.

Israeli forces performed new army moves within the southern town of Rafah amid fierce combating with Palestinian militants in a single day, citizens mentioned. A minimum of 12 folks had been killed in new moves in central and northerly Gaza, well being officers mentioned.

Israel’s leaders have mentioned they’re winding down the segment of intense combating in opposition to Hamas, the extremist crew that has ruled Gaza since 2007, and can quickly shift to extra focused operations within the just about nine-month-old warfare in Gaza.

However combating persevered in a single day in two places on the centre of Rafah, the place tanks have seized a number of districts and complex additional west and north of town in contemporary days, and considerations in regards to the plight of masses of hundreds of displaced persons are rising.

The Israeli army mentioned its forces had persevered focused, intelligence-based operations in Rafah, dismantled a number of army websites and killed Palestinian militants.

Hamas’ armed wing mentioned it had shelled two Israeli tanks in a neighbourhood west of Rafah and fired mortar bombs at Israeli forces attacking Shejaia, an japanese suburb of Gaza Town within the centre of the enclave.

The armed wing of Islamic Jihad, an allied crew, mentioned it had shelled an Israeli army bulldozer in Rafah, and fired on Israeli military positions east of Shejaia.

In Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, two Israeli airstrikes killed 5 Palestinians, well being officers mentioned. In Shejaia an airstrike killed 4 and wounded 17, medics mentioned.

Some other airstrike hit a automobile within the southern town of Deir Al-Balah, killing 3 folks, well being officers mentioned.

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