Israeli media is reporting that Hamas has been placing rocket launchers near sensitive civilian facilities in preparation for a future conflict with Israel. According to a Times of Israel report:
January 3, 2014. Hamas is increasingly using sensitive civilian facilities in Gaza to protect its military assets from being targeted by Israel, ahead of a further round of conflict. It is also digging dozens of ‘terror tunnels’ into Israel, The Times of Israel has learned.
Gaza’s Islamist rulers have been placing rocket launching pads next to water reservoirs, and attaching reconnaissance cameras to mosque minarets and water towers, The Times of Israel was told, in a bid to avoid IAF airstrikes during an upcoming round of confrontation.