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Old 11-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #20
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Default Re: Rockets land in field outside Jerusalem as war looms over Gaza

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Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
Well, let's look at that:
So, the answer to your question is: They're making it themselves, or buying Soviet surplus on the black market, which is exactly what the CIA reports would tell anyone who bothers to read them.

Why would you jump to Iran's proxy war on not a lot of evidence, and not discuss the US' proxy war. Should we look at Israel's weapons and where they came from?

Not quite.

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TEL AVIV — When Israel assassinated the top Hamas military commander in Gaza on Wednesday, setting off the current round of fierce fighting, it was aiming not just at a Palestinian leader but at a supply line of rockets from Iran that have for the first time given Hamas the ability to strike as far as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The commander, Ahmed al-Jabari, had shifted Hamas’s low-grade militia into a disciplined force with sophisticated weapons like Fajr-5 rockets, which are named after the Persian word for dawn and have significantly increased the danger to Israel’s major cities. They have a range of about 45 miles and are fired by trained crews from underground launching pads.

Hamas had perhaps 100 of them until the Israeli attacks last week, which appear to have destroyed most of the stockpile. The rockets are assembled locally after being shipped from Iran to Sudan, trucked across the desert through Egypt, broken down into parts and moved through Sinai tunnels into Gaza

The smuggling route involves salaried employees from Hamas along the way, Iranian technical experts traveling on forged passports and government approval in Sudan, Israeli officials said.

“Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad are building weapons with experts from Iran,” one top security official said Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/wo...ter-hamas.html
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