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IDF soldiers find rockets hidden under child’s bed

The door of the room featured a sign that read: “Baby girl.”

Rockets hidden under a children's bed in the Gaza Strip, Nov. 16, 2023. Credit: Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit.
Rockets hidden under a children's bed in the Gaza Strip, Nov. 16, 2023. Credit: Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers engaged in the offensive against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip found rockets hidden under a mattress in a child’s bedroom.

A video released by the military shows soldiers lifting the bed, revealing several rockets stashed away in a compartment under the mattress.

The bedroom’s door features a sign that read: “Baby girl.”

Upon searching the rest of the house, troops from the IDF’s 551st Reserve Paratroopers Brigade also found rifles, ammunition, explosives and communications equipment.

Also on Thursday, the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate released a recording of what it said was a conversation between two Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists, in which they describe how weapons are transferred inside baby strollers.

“So that he can move with it [the weaponry], he needs to bring a stroller, a baby stroller so that he can move,” one PIJ terrorist can be heard telling the other.

According to survivor accounts, young Palestinian children participated in Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre in southern Israel.

Eran Smilansky, one of a dozen survivors of the attack on Kibbutz Nir Oz, told The Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that he saw children looting the kibbutz and helping the armed terrorists.

The youngest were around 10 years old, according to several of the survivors, one of whom provided photos of some of the children he saw.

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