The IDF says Hamas has continued to fire rockets from a “humanitarian zone” established in southern Gaza’s al-Mawasi area.
It says that yesterday at 6 p.m., “Hamas terrorists launched numerous rockets into Israel from the designated humanitarian zone.”
Another four rockets were fired from the al-Mawasi area at 1:56 p.m. and 2:16 p.m., but “landed in the Gaza Strip and endangered many citizens in Gaza,” it says.
“This is further proof that Hamas exploits the IDF’s humanitarian zone for terrorist activity,” the IDF says.
The IDF publishes an illustrative graphic showing the locations of the rocket launches from al-Mawasi, as well as an image showing a rocket launcher.
The humanitarian zone in al-Mawasi is an area designated by the IDF as safe for civilians within the Gaza Strip.
Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip at Israel has continued from other locations of southern and central Gaza in recent days, in areas where the IDF is not operating on the ground.