Over the weekend the IDF dropped pamphlets in Northern Gaza warning civilians to evacuate ahead of a bombing campaign said to be a “significant attack” in response to Hamas firing a barrage of missiles at Tel-Aviv.
But Hamas officials came out on Palestinian TV earlier today and told people to ignore the warnings, to stay in place no matter how dangerous it might get:
Palestinian National and Islamic Forces representative:
“We call on our Palestinian people, particularly the residents of northwest Gaza, not to obey what is written in the pamphlets distributed by the Israeli occupation army. We call on them to remain in their homes and disregard the demands to leave, however serious the threat may be.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 14, 2014]
Once again it shows Israel is trying to protect civilians and Hamas wants the body count to increase.