Skip to comments.Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers
Posted on 11/17/2012 11:07:33 PM PST by Nachum
The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday.
The video indicates the amount of effort and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid and transfers by Israel of taxes collected on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which funnels part of the funds to Hamas.
The Israeli Air Force has knocked out a number of the underground sites, but it is not known how many remain.
Hamas has copied the Hizbullah tactic used in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, when Israeli intelligence was surprised by the use of underground bunkers and tunnels against the army.
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I’ve never understood why Israel doesn’t go in and uproot this nonsense once and for all.
A jerry-rigged homemade launcher made out of welded steel and a cinder block underground room with an electric motor lift mechanism. It’s as unsophisticated as the rockets themselves. No doubt it is hard to see from the air, but it must have one heck of a heat signature after the rockets are fired.
If they can use Iron Dome to intercept missiles in flight, the should be able to target the launch sites quickly. My concern is about the number of coincident launches. I suspect there is a swarm strategy out there which may appear shortly.
Yes, they need a -very- large DMZ. Several miles stripped of all cover, vegetation, buildings, and bulldozed as flat as possible. The land should all come from the Palestinian side.
This foolishness needs to end.
The old MLRS system we had 20 years ago had amazing counterbattery rosponse capability. In addition to Iron Dome, there needs to be immediate and overwhelming counterbattery fire, within a minute or two of every launch.
The muzzie men have the time to do this sort of thing because they don’t have to hold jobs and work for a living.
They live on handouts from stupid and anti-semitic US politicians.
Ever notice in the newsreels how they are ready to swarm every car struck by an Israeli missle? In an instant they come out the woodwork like swarms of cockroaches no matter what the time. Without having to work they are always ready to go by the thousands.
Then the hordes run through the streets carrying the shrapnel blown up car parts cursing Israel and the US for the TV cameras.
The next day they are at the UN calling us cheapskats for not sending them more handouts.
They were propping rockets up on wooden frames.
Do they even have several miles?
Secretary of State is more sophisticated, here she is observing the situation
fta ...and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid...
And that includes the billions given to them in US foreign aid!
If the House and Senate really are serious about reducing spending, foreign aid is a huge target.
Without Palestinians, Gaza could become a beach-front tourist destination with hotels and golf courses.
Money from Norway, for example.
Just days ago, the Norwegian King awarded the highest decoration of the land to a muslim convert - Trond Ali Linstad - who wants the jews gone. It blew up in the royals face, prompting a withdrawal of the honor.
Now, the Norwegian “Christians” (the newspaper “Vårt Land” among others) are up in arms over the slight to the muslim.
Europe needs a severe spanking.
Would not be one bit surprised that some of these weapons that are raining down on Israel are those weapons Obama gave to the Libyans, or the rebels in Syria then some how got funneled to these terrorist groups like Hamas.
given the muslim birthrates and the lack thereof of native europeans, they are going to, big time.
Some of them have been shot down, a few anyways
(i)slam is just about as useless as socialism and in the long run produces nothing but despair and dependency and eventually will fail. But apparently humanity has to go through these endless cycles of trials and errors ending in failures until eventually the realization set in to try something different, as only fools will try the same thing over and over and expect different results.
Would make nice hover car race tracks, or wind surfing areas.
Agreed. After all, that was Hussein Obama’s intent...
Just for reference, everything in that video was available in 1918. Goddard’s tube-launched rockets (the Bazooka), the high-explosive warheads, the electrically-opened rocket-pad doors, even the firing controls.
Everything. Heck, even the color filming of the rocket launches was available in 1918.
A century ago.
The range and explosive power of those rockets is considerably **less** than the German Big-Bertha artillery of 1918, too.
Not by any 1st world standard in the past 100+ years.
Israel should drive everyone from Gaza into the Sinai.
Spray the whole damn place with some chemical agent that is very long lasting. Something that makes you so sick you long for the release of death. An agent that makes you feel horrible but does not actually cause physical harm.
Perhaps something that causes powerful diarrhea and nausea.
It’d be hard to be a raging jihadist if you had a huge pantload of ick with you all the time :-)
Truthfully, would they know the difference?
Lol, you have a point :-)
You mean you didn’t know why Chris Stevens was whacked ?
By golly, I haven’t heard Robert Goddard’s name mentioned in forever !
Quite an inventor.
not permitted by the entire globe
But it’s ok for Assad to murder his people. What a world.
The world's doube-standard is deafening. Where were all the Liberals from 2001-2012 when Israel was getting bombed on a daily basis?
Now that Israel is trying to remove a murderous threat to her population centers it's no, no, no - be “proportional” in your attacks.
A mere 10% wouldn't be enough to put a stop to the launches.
Perhaps not, but 10% each time so much as a firework leaves the ground and even a rabble as stupid as a these so called “palestinians” would figure out something else to do to occupy their time.
And if not, the situation would correct itself eventually.
Regardless, doesn't it make one proud that at least some of the money Congress borrows to give to these people ends up, at the very least, in props rather than in the Swiss bank accounts of Hamas leadership.
Wonder who gets those "ones and zeros" in Zurich after a Hamas leader gets smoked by an air launched missile?
“Spray the whole damn place with some chemical agent that is very long lasting. Something that makes you so sick you long for the release of death. An agent that makes you feel horrible but does not actually cause physical harm.”
Hearing obama speak does that for me. Maybe they can bottle it?
You and me both. Kill them when one rocket heads to Israel.
The use of radar is the principle device that makes counterbattery fire possible. Unfortunately, the Pally’s use of launching sites that are next to schools and baby milk factories causes the Israelis to hesitate before firing back.
It is about as technical as a garage door opener. Maybe less so since it lacks photo sensors for emergency stop
Obama's first act in office was to expand this aid to Gaza and the the 'West Bank'. I seriously doubt that the House can stop it and that the Senate DemocRATs would go against their leader. Bleh.
Drive them into the sea. Clean out Gaza
-——Some of them have been shot down-———
There are rockets and then there are rockets.
Those shot down are larger and longer range and more sophisticated than the home made rockets shown in the video.
Those shot down come from Iran
Israel should make it known public policy that they intend to eradicate any launch site in Gaza regardless of collateral damage. Israel should inform the citizens of Gaza that if terrorists are near you, there is a very high probability that you to will soon die.
This is what will happen: An airburst is around 200-250 yards against all targets not in trenches with overhead cover or in sturdy buildings.
A ground burst around half that (but is obviously more effective against targets dug in close to the point of impact).
By 'effective' I mean almost very team in the danger zone is going to get pinned with a risk of casualties or be destroyed unless they are in decent cover.
These 500 lb iron bombs can be fitted with precision guidance systems from Raytheon "Paveway" and it will go where you want it. Hamas understands that civilians are an integral part of the equation of war and conflict. Israel needs to learn this also.
My biggest problem with Iron Dome is that the Palis will be able to bankrupt Israel by shooting $1000 rockets to be intercepted by $500,000 missiles.