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Watch: Here’s Where Hamas Is Actually Storing Its Weapons (Video)

| by Jonathan Wolfe

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) published numerous videos and photos over the weekend allegedly showing rockets being fired by Hamas from inside hospitals and schools in Gaza.

In one video, Rockets are seen being launched from the Abu Nur school.

“It looks like the rocket launchers are being stored in the school,” an IDF soldier says on the film.

“Three rockets launched?” another soldier asks in response.

“We saw three rockets launched,” the first soldier answers.

Here’s the footage:

Another video from the IDF shows rockets being launched from a cemetery in Gaza:

Last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed that the U.N. found weapons stored in a vacant U.N.-administered school in Gaza.

After finding the weapons, Ban "expressed his outrage and regret at the placing of weapons in a U.N.-administered school.”

"By doing so,” Ban said, “those responsible are turning schools into potential military targets, and endangering the lives of innocent children, U.N. employees working in such facilities and anyone using the U.N. schools as shelter.”

Israel continues their offensive in the Gaza strip this week. Those critical of the Hamas Human Shield argument point out that, among other things, Gaza is a very densely populated area. Accordingly, most anywhere a weapon is stored could be portrayed by IDF as being near a population center.

To date, over 1,000 Palestinians and 54 Israelis have been slain in Operation Protective Edge. 

Sources: IDF, Reuters (2)