In yet one more attempt to present a revisionist history of events as part of its propaganda campaign, Hamas has declared that it never has fired rockets at Israeli civilians. The Al-Qassam Brigade, Hamas's military wing, has again cautioned Israel against continuing its attempts to harm the population in Gaza, threatening to fire long-range rockets at all Israeli cities, as "there is nothing so precious to us as the lives of our people."
Hamas also iterated that it had done all in its power to avoid causing harm to Israeli civilians. "During our campaign, we have taken great pains to only aim at military targets, such as soldiers, officers, military bases and airports, staging areas, and the like. We have tried to entirely avoid attacking any non-military personnel." Hamas made the same claim at the end of Operation 'Cast Lead' back in 2009.
Over the course of the day, the Al-Qassam brigade has been responsible for firing an M-75 missile at Tel Aviv, as well as 15 Grad missiles at Kiryat Malachi and Be'er Sheva and Ashdod.