Friday, January 2, 2009

Long-range Hamas rockets come from China

The new 40km-range rockets have enabled Hamas to strike Beersheba, the largest city in southern Israel.

The Grad-model Katyusha rockets that were fired into Beersheba on Wednesday were manufactured in China and smuggled into Gaza after the Sinai border wall was blown up by Hamas in January, defense officials said.

They have twice the range of the Iranian-made Grad/Katyusha rockets and four times the range of the Gaza-made Qassam rockets.

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