Breitbart News reports that a Palestinian terrorist group accidentally struck a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip with a missile on Saturday.
There is no doubt that the missile had an Israeli target. But, it misfired, causing it to come up short, striking near a mosque in the Jabalya refugee camp located in northern Gaza.
The result of the misfire was the death of seven people, including four children.
Palestinian media attempted to cover the strike up by blaming it on Israel. But, Israel quickly disproved that narrative.
Israel insisted that it did not carry out a missile strike in the area. It also stated that its rocket detection system clearly showed the rocket being launched, misfiring, and then exploding inside the refugee camp.
Israel backed all of this up with a video purportedly of the very rocket launch and the subsequent misfiring.
According to Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Palestinian terrorists have launched over 350 rockets at Israel during a 24-hour period. Most of these rockets are said to have been intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. IDF, though, also reports that at least 100 of the 350 missiles fired by Palestinian terrorists were misfires that fell within the Gaza strip.
Israel has responded with many missiles of its own.
This particular fighting between Israel and Palestine appears to be in response to Israel’s recent killing of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.