Dr Mike Evans

IDF finds Hamas documents admitting Gaza residents killed by misfired terrorist rockets

Official Hamas documentation openly acknowledges Gazan civilian casualties resulting from failed rocket launches by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), as revealed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday.

“Based on Hamas data and documentation, approximately 11% of the rocket launches conducted by the terrorist organizations towards Israel since October 7 have fallen within Gaza, leading to the deaths of Gaza civilians,” stated the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) in Israel on Sunday.

The announcement was made by IDF Spokesperson in Arabic, Avichai Adraee, following the discovery of Hamas documents dating back to Operation Breaking Dawn (2022) and 2020 by IDF troops operating in Gaza. The documents were signed by senior members of the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing.

These documents contained the names of Gazan residents affected by the failed rocket launches from the terrorist organization. Interestingly, these same names appeared in official reports issued by the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry, falsely attributing the fatalities to Israel.

Among the uncovered documents, Israel found communication between the two terrorist entities, with Hamas requesting PIJ to take responsibility for the casualties resulting from its failed rocket launches. In response, PIJ suggested concealing the failed launches from the public to maintain the image of the resistance.

Another document revealed a Hamas request to halt PIJ from launching rockets near houses belonging to the Hamas leadership due to safety concerns for their members. Surprisingly, there was no mention of preventing rocket launches near the homes of Gazan civilians.

Hamas initiated hostilities with Israel on October 7 by launching approximately 3,000 rockets toward Israeli cities and invading southern Israel. During this conflict, terrorists reportedly killed 1,200 people and abducted at least 250 hostages into Gaza, some of whom were already deceased. There have also been numerous reports of rape and sexual abuse documented from both victims and perpetrators during the October 7 attacks and subsequent months of captivity.