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Israel orders evacuations as it widens offensive

WARNING: Graphic content. Israeli warplanes heavily bombarded an area around Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Monday as the military ordered mass evacuations from the town in the face of a widening ground offensive that is pushing Palestinians into a progressively shrinking portion of the besieged territory.
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Palestinians inspect a house after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Deir al Balah, Gaza, on Monday, Dec. 4.
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Palestinians mourn relatives killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in front of the morgue in Deir al Balah on Monday, Dec. 4.
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Palestinian mourners carry the body of Ali Alqam, 32, during his funeral in the West Bank refugee camp of Qalandia, south of Ramallah, Monday, Dec. 4. The Palestinian health ministry said the Alqam was killed during an Israeli army raid in Qalandia this morning.
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Smoke rises following an Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel on Monday, Dec. 4.
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Mother of Israeli Col. Asaf Hamami mourns during his funeral at the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 4. Hamami, the commander of the Gaza Division's Southern Brigade, was killed on Oct. 7, in the unprecedented, multi-front attack on Israel by the militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. and his remains are being held in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said.
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Relatives and friends of Israeli Col. Asaf Hamami mourn during his funeral at the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 4. Hamami, the commander of the Gaza Division's Southern Brigade, was killed on Oct. 7, in the unprecedented, multi-front attack on Israel by the militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. and his remains are being held in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said.
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Relatives of Israeli Col. Asaf Hamami mourn during his funeral at the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 4. Hamami, the commander of the Gaza Division's Southern Brigade, was killed on Oct. 7, in the unprecedented, multi-front attack on Israel by the militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. and his remains are being held in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said.
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An Israeli Apache helicopter fires a missile in direction of the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Monday, Dec. 4.
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Palestinians displaced by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip gather at a tent camp, in Rafah, southern Gaza strip, Monday, Dec. 4. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes as Israel moves ahead with a ground offensive against the ruling Hamas militant group.
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Palestinians displaced by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip gather at a tent camp, in Rafah, southern Gaza strip, Monday, Dec. 4. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes as Israel moves ahead with a ground offensive against the ruling Hamas militant group.
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Palestinians look at the destruction by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Rafah, Monday, Dec. 4.
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Palestinians mourn over the bodies of their relatives were killed in Israeli bombardments, at the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 4.

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