Gaza residents flee after heeding Israel's warning

A young girl and her family leave Gaza following IDF warnings it is now unsafe to stay.
A young girl and her family leave Gaza following IDF warnings it is now unsafe to stay. Credit: APTN

Many Gaza residents have fled the city after heeding warnings it was now too dangerous to stay.

Men, women and children fled the shelter where they had been staying since the offensive began six days ago.
Men, women and children fled the shelter where they had been staying since the offensive began six days ago. Credit: APTN

The fighting is now the worst it has been between Israelis and Palestinians since 2012.

A woman and her baby gather their belongings to leave Gaza.
A woman and her baby gather their belongings to leave Gaza. Credit: APTN

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