Skip to comments.Israel: Tel Aviv Targeted by Rockets
Posted on 11/15/2012 12:41:58 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Two projectiles, which Stratfor believes to be Fajr-5 rockets due to their range, landed near Tel Aviv -- one just south of the municipal line and one in the water just outside of the southern suburb of Bat Yam. No injuries have been reported. A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces denied that a rocket had landed in Tel Aviv, although this statement conflicts with eyewitness reports and may reflect the fact that projectiles have landed in areas just south of the actual Tel Aviv municipal boundary.
This strike is the furthest Hamas has ever struck into Israeli territory and signals a major escalation. Hamas has moved beyond retaliation for yesterday's airstrikes or provocative bombings and instead is engaged in war. An Israeli ground offensive is now almost assured.
Central Israel is now under rocket fire for the first time since Saddam Hussein launched Scud missiles into Tel Aviv during the first Gulf War.
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The FALR-5 ain’t your grandfathers Katusha. Range 75KM. Long as a telephone pole and a 200 pound warhead. This stuff is nasty...
The Israelis need to start at the north end of Gaza and level the entire place. Open the border crossing and force everyone (except the dead) into Egypt. The dead should be buried at sea.
No expert on these, however, my understanding is the Iranians smuggle them in via tunnels into Gaza Strip. Apparently these long missiles can be taken down to 3 parts approx. 8 foot long. Then hidden and assembled when ready to fire.
Just guessing, but if “rumors” are true that IDF is assembling near Gaza? These FAJR-5 may be the reason.