"We say to (Israeli Arabs), living in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod, Ramla, and the Negev: The rockets fired by the Al-Qassam Brigades will not hit you," said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum in a July 11 video clip translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) from Al-Aqsa TV, the official Hamas television station.
Hamas has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.
“We know those parts. We are familiar with the geography and with the history. Not a single Arab Palestinian child will be hit by one of our missiles.”
“Our rockets are aimed at the Hebrews, the murderers, the Israelis, the criminals,” Barhoum is quoted as saying. “Don’t be afraid. Go on with your everyday life, and celebrate our victory, just like we will celebrate it here, in Gaza.”
“We say to our people in Haifa: the missiles of Al-Qassam will not hit any Arab home,” Barhoum continued. “Rest assured, our missiles accurately target the homes of the Israelis and the Zionists."
"As Arabs, Muslims and Christians, you must support Gaza in the streets by demonstrations, with slogans. You must besiege consulates of European countries supporting this occupation."
However, Israeli army officers estimate that about 300 Hamas rockets have fallen short of their targets and landed in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
On Monday, an explosion in a park in northern Gaza killed eight Palestinian children and two adults, while wounding 40 others. Israel has denied responsibility for the blast and claims that it was caused by a misfired Hamas missile.
The Jerusalem Post also reports that the missiles fired by Hamas often strike and kill Beduins, who have no access to bomb shelters and live in areas that are not protected by Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense system.