Hamas Places Rocket Launchers Next To A Mosque

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A masked Palestinian militant gives a speech in a press conference during a military drill by Hamas and other Palestinian armed factions on a beach in Gaza City on December 29, 2020. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)

Hamas’s battle doctrine calls for installing terrorist-military capabilities underneath and close to sensitive civilian locations, said Israel Defense Forces officials on Wednesday while exposing the locations of new combat tunnels dug underneath civilian neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip.

Operatives from Hamas’s military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, have been digging tunnels near medical clinics, schools and mosques, stated officials.

For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.” Obadiah 1:15 

IDF shows photos of Hamas rocket sites dug into hospital, mosques - The Jerusalem Post

“They know that these places show up on our map as sensitive sites—and that’s where they place their infrastructure,” said an IDF source. “I can tell you that in the last campaign, the map of sensitive sites was the target map” due to Hamas’s human shielding modus operandi, he reported.

Rocket-launchers, for example, are installed underground next to a mosque; upon being activated, a multi-barrel launcher will rise out of the ground, fire its projectiles at Israeli civilian areas and flip back down.

“Their doctrines require tunnels dug underneath civilian neighborhoods. Hamas is constructing safe havens beneath the neighborhoods. That was [also] the situation in the last campaign,” said the official, referring to “Operation Guardian of the Walls” in May 2021, when Hamas fired more than 4,000 projectiles at Israeli cities and towns.