Hamas terrorists are seen ‘launching rockets from humanitarian areas in southern Gaza’ in footage released by IDF
- Israeli military said rockets were launched near tents of displaced civilians
Hamas terrorists have allegedly been seen launching rockets from humanitarian areas in southern Gaza in footage released by the IDF.
The Israeli military shared a video and surveillance pictures on X today and wrote: ‘Yesterday, at 15:59, Hamas terrorists launched 12 rockets towards Beer-Sheva.
‘The rockets were launched near the tents of Gazan citizens who were evacuated to the south of the Gaza Strip for their protection and near the UN facilities.’
As part of the post, the IDF shared pictures they said documented the launch site near tents of civilians evacuated from Gazan cities.
‘Yesterday at 12:52, Hamas launched a rocket from the humanitarian zone. The rocket landed in the Gaza Strip and put many Gazan citizens at risk,’ the IDF added.
The Israeli military shared a video and surveillance pictures (pictured above) on X today and wrote: ‘Yesterday, at 15:59, Hamas terrorists launched 12 rockets towards Beer-Sheva’
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza as the IDF continues its offensive in southern Gaza
This comes as the Israeli military has been widening its offensive in southern Gaza, which worsened the dire humanitarian conditions in the area.
The IDF hit Rafah twice overnight according to residents, as United Nations officials warned that there are no safe places left in the besieged territory.
The center of Gaza’s second-largest city, Khan Younis, has also seen fighting amid Israel’s widening air and ground offensive in the southern part of the territory.
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Distribution of food, water and medicine have been prevented outside a sliver of southern Gaza, and new military evacuation orders are squeezing people into ever-smaller areas.
The United Nations said 1.87 million people – more than 80 per cent of Gaza’s population – have been driven from their homes since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, triggered by the deadly October 7 Hamas assault on southern Israel.
Around 1,200 people have died on the Israeli side, mainly civilians killed during Hamas’ October 7 attack.
The Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said the death toll in the territory has surpassed 16,200, with more than 42,000 wounded.
The ministry does not differentiate between civilian and combatant deaths, but said 70 per cent of the dead were women and children.
The UN says its ability to distribute aid inside Gaza has been severely impaired by fighting and road closures linked to Israel’s widening offensive against Hamas.
The military body in charge of civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, known as COGAT, says it plans to open the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza for inspections in the coming days. The aid would still enter Gaza through Egypt via the Rafah crossing.
As part of the post, the IDF shared pictures (like this one above) they said documented the launch site near tents of civilians evacuated from Gazan cities
The IDF alleges that the surveillance images show Hamas launching missiles from humanitarian areas
Before Hamas’ October 7 attack across the border, which ignited the war, Kerem Shalom was the main crossing for cargo into Gaza. It has been closed since then.
Col. Elad Goren, a COGAT official, said Thursday that Israel can currently inspect up to 250 trucks per day at the Nitzana crossing between Israel and Egypt, and that the number could increase to 400 with the opening of Kerem Shalom for inspections.
But he expressed doubt that international agencies would be able to distribute larger amounts of aid.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says efforts to bring aid into Gaza and distribute it have been impaired by fighting and road closures since Israel expanded its ground offensive into the south, with some of its staff and trucks stranded in central Gaza.
It says agencies have been unable to deliver aid north of the southernmost governorate of Rafah for four days.
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