Terrorists from the Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds Brigades in Gaza are firing rockets at Israel from within urban residential areas, and publicizing the fact.
A video uploaded Wednesday to the official Al-Quds channel asserts the repeated and unapologetic use of the "human shield" tactics used by terror organizations in the area. Such methods intentionally endanger the civilian population and deliberately create a terrorist haven amid apartment buildings, schools and playgrounds.
The Al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for attacks on southern Israel, saying “those attacks come within the framework of an initial response to the Israeli attacks against unarmed civilians, east of Gaza, which led to the death of four Palestinians and wounded 30 others.”
More than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing three people and injuring two others in the southern Jewish community of Kiryat Malachi.
Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday in an effort to root out terrorist infrastructures and put an end to the barrage of missile attacks crashing down on Israeli citizens.