Residents of the northern of Gaza Strip reported Monday that Israeli military aircraft dropped leaflets at dawn warning residents from entering areas in northern Gaza.

The leaflets were warnings to Palestinians in several areas of the northern Strip to stay away from their lands as the Israeli army will open fire on anyone there in order to stop the armed resistance from launching projectiles.

The text of the Israeli military warning reads in part:

“To Gaza Strip citizens: After homemade shells were fired towards the Israeli territories, the Israeli army will defend the lives of Israeli citizens.”

Israeli forces have continually bombarded the northern Gaza Strip for months and say they will increase the attacks if the armed resistance does not stop.

“We warn you to not approach the firing zones in order to preserve your security and that of you families.”

The note was signed by, “The Army Command of the Israeli Defense Forces.”