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The new weapon, of the type used by the Lebanese Hizballah against northern Israel, was fired for the first time by Palestinians from Gaza Tuesday, June 3. It landed on open ground in Shaar Henegev.
The newly smuggled weapon carries a 8 kg payload – bigger than the Qassam missile with about the same 9 km range - drastically escalates the Hamas-led war against the southwestern Israeli population. For the first time, the Palestinian terrorists have acquired a weapon launched from a vehicle.
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that weapons consignments, including increasingly advanced systems, continue to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip from Iran and Sudan for Hamas and its terrorist allies.
The consignments are dropped from freighters into smugglers’ boats in the Suez Canal and unloaded on the Sinai coast. The Egyptian police are performing better now in intercepting illicit weapons deliveries, but their work is seriously impeded by the fact that some of the officers are bribed by the smugglers for their collaboration.
Originally posted by Justice11
So the escalation begins.Regardless of where people stand about the war on terror,If the current regime in Iran which is a CORRUPT THEOCRACY,aquires nukes what do you think will happen?This is a legitimate question and the answers will be interesting.
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by Rook1545
It amounts to this:
"Don't give them pesky arabs weapons because then they'll be able to fight back and then what will we do? "
If iran had nuclear weapons, maybe bush would have though twice before entering into wars of economic conquest in the region.
Why hasn't he tried to take the resources of china and russia?
Yep, you guessed it - they got nukes too - which is why there's no great outcry against pakistan, despite the fact the country is a hotbed of "terrorism"
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by The Nighthawk
A rogue group? The Iranian govt. has been known to support Hezbollah by providing training and providing the weapons they need.
There is no rogue group, its definitely supported by the Iranian govt. based on their policy towards Israel.
Originally posted by ufoorbhunter
reply to post by dirkboy
Dirk it aint just Syria they supply and it aint just Gaza try Hisbollah in Lebanon too. Let's remember Iran is the main pillar within The Axis of Evil. The sooner they are eliminated as a twenty first century threat the better, for Israel, US forces and British forces in the ME. I say take this thorn in the side of the powers that be ASAP.