Hamas Upgrades Rocket Arsenal

[Ha'aretz] Amos Harel - Senior defense officials say Hamas is now able to store rockets for a relatively long period, which allows it to launch a large number of rockets at one time. The defense establishment is concerned that Hamas may accumulate thousands of rockets and be able to fire hundreds of rockets a day at Sderot for several days. The improvement in rocket-storage capability followed the entrance into Gaza in recent months of Palestinian terror experts crossing from Egypt who had trained with Hizbullah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Lebanon and Iran. Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai met Thursday with officials from Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot and the communities bordering on Gaza and advised them to prepare for an escalation including increased rocket fire.

2007-12-07 01:00:00

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