Are the Palestinians' Weapons Getting More Lethal?

[Economist-UK] Hundreds of rockets have been fired at Israel by the militants of Gaza. The rockets are popularly known as Kassams after their inventors, the Kassam Brigades loyal to the Islamist Hamas movement. But the rocket that fell on Oct. 7 near Netivot, 11 km. from the Gaza border, was a Grad-type Katyusha, a variant on the ones that Hizbullah rained on Israel from south Lebanon during last year's war. Israel's military intelligence says it has logged an increase in weapons-smuggling in recent weeks, with Fatah sources claiming that this included a delivery of several dozen Katyushas.

2007-10-12 01:00:00

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