On June 30th and in the early hours of July 1st, Hebrew-language media are reporting that Hamas fired some 20 rockets from Gaza into the sea overnight, seemingly as a protest against annexation plans.
The Israeli reports cite unspecified “Palestinian reports,” though in Palestinian media, all reports are attributed to Israeli reports.
Video posted on social media purports to show the rockets being fired, though an Israeli journalist who tweeted the footage later admits it is from 2018 and apologized.
The Israeli army says it does not know of Hamas shooting any rockets into the sea or anywhere else overnight, Walla reporter Amir Bohbot tweets.
גורמים בצה”ל מכחישים מטח שיגורי רקטות הלילה במסגרת ניסוי של חמאס מרצועת עזה לעבר הים.האירוע לא מוכר למרות הדיווחים ברשתות החברתיות.
— Amir Bohbot אמיר בוחבוט (@amirbohbot) July 1, 2020
July 1st was declared a “Day of Rage” and the rockets were launched as a form of warning to the Israeli government against its plans to annex further parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley.
Hamas itself called for a “day of rage” in Gaza and the