The IDF has been dropping leaflets and letting Gazan citizens know they had better get out of the way, particularly in Northern Gaza.
Hamas has been using civilians as human shields, and their homes and schools as storage and launch sites for their rockets, in many cases with their cooperation.
Until now, the IDF has been preemptively warning Gazan citizens of imminent attacks on the sites used in terror attacks, but these warnings have also unfortunately let the terrorists escape too.
If the IDF is warning Gazans to completely evacuate the area, it means the IDF is very likely about to escalate the attacks and destruction of the rocket launchers and terrorist infrastructure in those civilian areas.
The IDF has been taking unusual steps to minimize any civilian casualties, despite the best efforts by Hamas to try to maximize them.
It is well known that Hamas has a military command bunker set up underneath Gaza’s Shifa hospital.
Israel has begun targeting senior Hamas terrorists. On Saturday, the IDF eliminated the head of the Hamas police in Gaza.