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Posted on 07/08/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT by Nachum
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Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target
Arab media reports Egypt attempting to broker ceasefire, sends warning from Israel to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Elior Levy Published: 07.08.14, 12:06 / Israel News
Hamas' military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has fired an anti-aircraft missile at an IAF fighter jet flying above the Gaza Strip. The missile failed to hit its target. Meanwhile, reports indicate Egypt is working to broker a ceasefire agreement.
The reports came as rockets rained down on Israel, with some reaching central Israel communities. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have taken responsibility for the attacks. Meanwhile, Iron Dome missile defense system has intercepted a number of rockets, and IAF aircraft have attacked over 50 Gaza targets.
The Egyptian authorities have reportedly sent Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza a message from Israel, warning them Israel's will respond with more force should rocket fire continue, Al Hayat reported.
A senior Palestinian source spoke with the paper and said Egyptian intelligences officials spoke with Musa Abu Marzuq, Hamas' officials in Cairo and Islamic Jihad Deputy Secretary-General Ziad Nahla, and told them that "Israel would hit Gaza hard fi the two movements refuse to accept calm."
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Well my bet is iran since HAMass is their proxie.
Manpads from Huma and Clinton?
“Manpads from Huma and Clinton?”
Ding ding ding...winner!
To hell for ceasefire. Israel, wipe Gaza clean and take ownership of the land.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Small, fast target. They'll do better on airliners. Wonder if they're using the Libyan missile or the Syrian/Iraqi version.
Iran has been a major supplier of Hamas and probably provided them after receiving them from Russia. Russian anti-aircraft missiles are junk.
The SA-7s generally exported to areas like this are. If they happen to get their hands on something more sophisticated like the SA-18, it could be a problem. The Israelis have been pretty good at keeping up with opposition defensive capabilities and developing effective countermeasures. The way they’ve owned Syria during various missions shows that. It’s partly due to the surprise and effectiveness of the SA-6 in the ‘73 conflict.
Thanks Nachum. Quick, someone trot out the “that missile came from US stocks from Libya” canard.