Rocket that Hit Ashkelon Was Made in Iran

[New York Times] Isabel Kershner - Israeli security officials said Sunday that a rocket with a longer range than usual fired by Palestinians from Gaza into the coastal city of Ashkelon on Thursday had been made in Iran. There have been a few cases of militants from Gaza firing old, 122-millimeter Katyushas that were probably manufactured in the Eastern bloc and smuggled into Gaza. But the rocket that landed Thursday in the city of 120,000 people was different, "not like something we've seen before," said Micky Rosenfeld, an Israeli police spokesman.

2008-01-07 01:00:00

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