— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) July 28, 2014
Gazan rockets and not Israeli missiles on Monday afternoon hit a playground in a Gaza City refugee camp and a building inside the compound housing its largest hospital, the IDF said.
Palestinian sources reported several people killed in the late-afternoon strikes, many of them children.
The IDF said the blasts were caused by Islamic Jihad terrorists who had misfired large missiles….
AFP had initially reported that seven children were killed when an Israeli missile slammed into the playground, citing a Palestinian doctor at the city’s main hospital.
The missile was said to have struck a group of children running around at a public playground in the beachfront Shati refugee camp….
A short while ago, terrorists in Gaza fired rockets at Israel. 1 of them hit Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. The other hit Al-Shati refugee camp. — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 28, 2014
— Avital Leibovich (@AvitalLeibovich) July 28, 2014
If there is any doubt as to Hamas’ role in the attack on Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza and the Al-Shati refugee camp, below is a tweet from BBC followed by today’s IDF Blog – Live Update.
IDF Blog – Live Update
Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge more than 2,500 rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel.
Tuesday, July 29
7:48 AM: The fifth soldier killed in combat yesterday during an attempted terrorist infiltration was Sgt. Nadav Raimond, 19. May his memory be blessed.
6:05 AM: Yesterday, five IDF soldiers were killed in combat when terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza and attempted to execute an attack. Among them: Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18; Sgt. Barkey Ishai Shor, 21; Sgt. Sagi Erez, 19; Sgt. Dor Dery, 18. May their memory be blessed.
3:11 AM: Moments ago, three rockets were fired from Gaza. Iron Dome intercepted one above Ashdod; two hit open areas in central Israel.
2:32 AM: Rocket sirens heard in Tel Aviv.
2:28 AM: Gaza terrorists fired rockets yesterday, hoping to kill Israelis. Instead, they hit a hospital and a refugee camp in Gaza.
Monday, July 28
8:11 PM: Initial reports that terrorists infiltrated Israel from Gaza in order to attack an Israeli community near the border. IDF forces responded.
7:23 PM: Phone calls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shuja’iyya, Zeitoun and eastern Jabalia, calling them to evacuate themselves immediately towards central Gaza city.
6:09 PM: Al-Shifa Hospital and Al-Shati Refugee Camp were struck by failed rocket attacks launched by Gaza Terrorists.
12:12 PM:The IDF targeted 2 concealed rocket launchers and a weapon manufacturing site in the northern and central Gaza Strip.
9:30 AM:Following the rocket that hit Ashkelon earlier, the IDF retaliated towards Beit Lahyia area, from which the rocket was fired.
7:30 AM: Moments ago, a rocket hit open area in southern Israel.
7:20 AM: Rocket sirens sound in Ashkelon.