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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Palestinians improving range of Kassams...

Who said the Palestinians don't have a thriving high-tech industry - why, they are really investing heavily in rocket technology...
Hamas will likely be able to expand the range of its homemade rockets to 20 kilometers by the end of the year, an Israel security official said Thursday.

Such an upgrade could give Hamas an unlimited supply of rockets for targeting the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, which is 17 kilometers from Gaza and has 110,000 residents, military analysts said.

Currently, Hamas uses smuggled military-issue Iranian rockets, of which it has a limited supply, to take occasional aim at Ashkelon. Four such rockets hit the southern part of the city Wednesday, including one that fell in the parking lot of a hospital, as part of an escalation in Israel-Gaza cross-border fighting that has killed 23 Palestinians and an Israeli man in the past two days.

The IDF said Hamas's rockets, which started out with a range of 7-8 kilometers in 2001, now have a reach of up to 16 kilometers. The rockets are widely referred to as Kassams because they were developed by Hamas's militant group's military wing, Izzedine al Kassam.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hardly home-made as most of the rockets are made in the innumerable 'metal workshops' of the Gaza Strip. Of course, some of the workshops may also be homes for many of the goons making them, as well as their many wives and their spawn.
Not much high-tech involved; these sewer-pipe projectiles are about as sophisticated as a Congreve rocket, circa 1812, and about as accurate.

6:19 PM  

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