Gaza Strip residents 'got five minute warning' of strikes

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza's Khan Younis this morning seemed "precisely targeted in residential areas" and locals were given a warning five minutes ahead of the attacks, ITV News Middle East correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from Gaza.


On journey to and from Khan Younis in Gaza this am, I counted four explosions. Not huge ones, but big enough to make you jump #Gaza


....they sounded like drone strikes. Seemed precisely targeted in residential areas we were driving through #gaza


At destroyed house we visited, locals told me the people living there got a phone call from Israelis giving them a five minute warning #gaza

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