IDF says rockets launched Friday night from Gaza ‘humanitarian zone’

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An IDF graphic showing the location of rocket launches and impacts from the Gaza Strip on June 14, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
An IDF graphic showing the location of rocket launches and impacts from the Gaza Strip on June 14, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

Rockets fired by Hamas at southern Israel last night were launched from the Israeli-designated “humanitarian zone” in the Gaza Strip, the military says.

Five rockets were launched in the barrage, two of which crossed the border, impacting open areas near Kibbutz Kissufim. The other three fell short in the Strip.

Hamas claimed to have targeted a military base in the area.

In a statement, the IDF says Hamas’s use of the humanitarian zone to launch rockets at Israel is “a further example of the cynical exploitation of humanitarian infrastructure and the civilian population as human shields by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip for their terrorist attacks.”

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