Since Hamas ended the ceasefire on August 19, over 570 rockets have been fired at Israel, some of them from various civilian facilities exploited by Hamas terrorists.

 Hamas' exploitation of civilian and medical facilities for terror

 

Copyright: IDF Spokesperson

(IDF Spokesperson/Israel Security Agency)

Since Hamas ended the ceasefire on August 19, over 570 rockets have been fired at Israel, some of them from various civilian facilities exploited by Hamas terrorists. In the course of Operation Protective Edge, the IDF has revealed the systematic abuse of these facilities and registered more than 260 rockets that were launched from schools, more than 50 rockets from medical facilities and more than 130 rockets from cemeteries. 

The IDF has documented the following incidents of abuse of the civilian environment over recent days:

  • A launching site located adjacent to the Jafar Ali Ibn Taleb school in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City, from which rockets were fired at Kibbutz Nahal Oz in southern Israel, killing a 4 year old boy, Daniel Tragerman. This school currently serves as a shelter maintained by Hamas authorities in Gaza.

  • Two school compounds in Shuja’iyya, from which rockets were fired at Israeli communities located near the Gaza Strip during the past two days. Over 36 rockets were fired at Israel during August from this compound.

  • A medical facility in Shuja’iyya, from which rockets were fired in the past few days at Israeli communities.

  • A cemetery in Zeitoun, from which rockets were fired in the past few days at Israeli communities.

Aerial photographs of the launching sites:

 Hamas' exploitation of civilian and medical facilities for terror