Hamas terrorists from the organization’s military wing staged a parade on Sunday in Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip during which they presented rockets produced by the group and bragged about terrorists from the commando unit.
Tiny prison cells were also exhibited at the parade bearing the words, written in Hebrew: “Prison for the enemy,” an apparent hint at future kidnapping attempts.
The parade took place just hours after a rocket was fired on Sderot from the Strip. The Salafi Jihadist movement in Gaza claimed responsibility for the rocket fired which landed in Sderot. On the group’s social network page, it was written that the rocket was fired as revenge for Jewish visits to the Temple Mount.
The military march—which was planned in advance—is just one of many similar exhibits staged by the military wing two years after Operation Protective Edge honoring the memory of two of the organization’s southern commanders killed by the IDF.
During the march a Hamas spokesperson threatened that the organization will treat Israelis in the same way that they treat Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons while drawing attention to the worsening of conditions which Hamas prisoners claim to have taken place recently. The spokesperson added that despite the Israeli blockade of the Strip, the military wing continues to develop its military capabilities ahead of the next round of fighting with Israel.