December 7, 2023 | Flash Brief

Palestinian Terrorists Fire Rockets at Israel From Gaza Safe Zones

December 7, 2023 | Flash Brief

Palestinian Terrorists Fire Rockets at Israel From Gaza Safe Zones

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Palestinian terrorists have repeatedly launched rockets from humanitarian safe zones in the southern Gaza Strip, marking a new threat to civilian safety, the Israeli military said on December 7. “Hamas terrorists launched 12 rockets toward Israeli civilians in the city of Beersheba in southern Israel” on December 6, the military said. “The rockets were launched from near tents of evacuated Gazan civilians in Rafah in southern Gaza and from next to United Nations facilities.” Hours earlier, terrorists also fired a rocket that “misfired, putting many Gazan civilians at risk.”

Expert Analysis

“These Hamas attacks from humanitarian zones came in broad daylight and would have been easily observable. Why are we only hearing about them now, in an Israeli announcement? Where was the immediate disclosure and condemnation from the UN staff and the Emirati and Jordanian field hospital staff deployed throughout southern Gaza? Surely, they realize the risk Hamas is threatening both to them, physically, and to the humanitarian mission that should be their top priority.” — Mark Dubowitz, FDD CEO

“These Hamas attacks may force Israel to strike in areas where it has told Gazans to congregate, endangering them and exposing itself to even more unfair criticism abroad. Hamas clearly carried these attacks out as part of a ruse to get international aid agencies to shun the Israeli-designated humanitarian zones and compel civilians to stay at home in areas where fighting is underway.” — Joe Truzman, Research Analyst at FDD’s Long War Journal

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