Tel Aviv, Israel – A series of rocket misfires by Hamas and Islamic Jihad have resulted in the deaths of several Palestinians, according to an Israeli defense official. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran-backed terrorists has seen a significant number of rockets missing their intended targets and landing inside Gaza, claiming civilian lives.
One-fifth of the rockets fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad have missed their targets, amounting to more than 550 rockets. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Daniel Hagari stated that these misfires are resulting in the deaths of their own people.
The latest incident involved the al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, which was struck by an errant rocket, leaving hundreds dead. Conflicting claims initially emerged, as Hamas asserted that the hospital was attacked in an Israeli strike, while Israel alleged that it was hit by a missile launched by terrorists in Gaza.
President Biden, who was in Israel at the time, supported Israel’s findings, indicating that intelligence from the Pentagon also backed Israel’s assertion that the blast originated from rocket fire in Gaza. This has exacerbated the violence that has already claimed thousands of lives in Gaza.
The reasons behind the increasing number of rocket misfires lie in the difficulty for Hamas and Islamic Jihad to procure advanced weapons from Iran. The groups have resorted to locally producing weapons, and while this has its advantages in their fight against Israel, it has resulted in a high number of rocket misfires.
Despite their efforts, these groups have not mastered the development of efficient rockets with reliable materials, resulting in several rockets landing inside the Gaza Strip. The casualties from these misfires have further complicated an already devastating situation, with reports of thousands of deaths and injuries.
These rocket misfires are indicative of the ongoing struggle and challenges faced by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in their conflict with Israel. The situation underscores the complexities and human costs associated with the prolonged conflict, affecting the lives of civilians in the region.