VIDEO - Videos uploaded to the World Wide Web by members of Izz al-Din al-Qassam, Hamas' military wing, show the firing of rockets from civilian centers in the Gaza Strip thereby confirming IDF claims.
The videos clearly show Qassam rockets being fired from civilian centers such as mosques and near civilian vehicles.
Gaza terror cells choose to fire from urban areas knowing that the Israel Defense Forces refrain from intercepting them for fear of hurting civilians. The killing of civilians in Gaza also serves the terrorists' purposes who claim Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.
Watch the firing of Qassams from the heart of residential area
The terror groups have for the large part refrained from presenting documentation of firing carried out from urban areas so as not to play into the hands of Israeli PR.
Criticism against attacks from residential areas has been heard inside Gaza as well. Gaza police spokesman Aiman Batnigi warned the firing squads last weekend against operating inside or near to civilian centers after one attack left several Palestinians dead.
Last Friday, a mother and her daughter and one other man were killed in one of the IDF's strikes in Gaza after mortar shells were fired from the heart of a residential area.
The number of rocket attacks on Israel has decreased considerably since the weekend, which saw dozens of mortar shells and rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel's south.
No mortar shells or rockets were fired in the last 48 hours apart from one Qassam rocket which hit the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council on Sunday. The IDF did not strike Gaza during this time.
A senior Palestinian source claimed Monday
that Israel and the terror groups had reached an unwritten agreement for a state of calm.