Israeli Newspaper Yodot Ahranot on Sunday quoted senior army officers as demanding an evaluation as to whether the army operation in Beit Hanoun has been useful.

‘We need to carefully study if our continued operation in Beit Hanoun is useful or not,’ a senior army officer told the Israeli newspaper.

According to the same source, a few senior army officers have even considered army existence in Beit Hanoun as motivating Palestinian resistance groups to increase the number of rockets fired at Israeli targets.

Army southern command revealed that while only 5 rockets were fired inside the green line prior to the Beit Hanoun operation, more than 40 rockets have landed inside the green line since the beginning of Beit Hanoun operation 35 days ago.