Hamas Smuggling New Arsenal into Gaza

[Ha'aretz] Amos Harel - Hamas has smuggled a new arsenal into Gaza that would upset the balance of power, Israel believes. Militants currently have 160 tunnels beneath the Sinai border that they are using to smuggle longer range rockets, anti-tank missiles and perhaps even anti-aircraft missiles, security sources say. Some of the tunnels are large enough to let small all-terrain vehicles pass. With the help of Hizbullah, Hamas has drawn up a new strategy of engagement with the IDF based on anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles. In addition, Iranian technology has been used to increase the range of Kassam rockets Hamas is producing in Gaza to more than 20 km. Israeli officials believe Egypt has not managed to reduce the flow of arms into Gaza.

2009-04-22 06:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive