Islamic terrorists firing rockets from Gaza commit a double war crime - using their own citizens as shields while targeting Israeli civilians. Yesterday, a tragedy occurred when of the rockets fired from Gaza exploded prematurely, killing a 3 year old girl in Gaza and wounded several members of her family. A Palestinian spokesman, Ashraf al-Qedra, said the 3-year-old, Jood al-Danaf died after a"mysterious explosion" hit her home in Beit Lahiya, near the border with Israel. It has been estimated that 30 Palestinians this year have been killed by similar misfired rockets and work accidents involved in their manufacture.
Yesterday, five rockets were launched from Gaza. Two were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and two landed within Gaza. (The fifth fell in an open area in Israel’s south.), In response Israel targeted five concealed rocket launchers, a "terror activity site and a weapon manufacturing facility. Gaza news organizations said the sites were connected to Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.