The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) dropped leaflets from planes into Gaza calling on residents to leave their homes and evacuate south, images on social media showed.
Live footage from news agencies earlier showed leaflets falling from the sky.
“For your safety, you should not return home until further notice from the IDF,” the leaflet said.
“All public shelters known in Gaza have to be vacated,” the leaflet added.
“It is forbidden to get close to the security border fence. Every person who approaches the fence is subjecting themselves to death.”
“You have to vacate your homes immediately and head to the south of Wadi Gaza,” the leaflet said.
A diagram was drawn on the leaflet showing arrows towards south Gaza with a designated area at the top left corner of the map saying “Humanitarian Aid Zone.”
CNN has reached out to the IDF for comment.