Skip to comments.Israeli Ambassador: Hamas Using Iranian Rockets to Attack Israel
Posted on 07/10/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT by PoloSec
The terror group Hamas has begun deploying against Israel advanced long-range missiles provided to the militant group by Iran, forcing the Israeli military to specifically target these weapons caches in air strikes, according to Israels ambassador to the United States.
The Israeli Defense Forces has begun striking Hamas missile factories that are capable of producing these long-range Iranian rockets, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer told a small crowd of leading pro-Israel officials and other insiders on Wednesday.
Hamas has a considerable arsenal, some of it has been smuggled in, [and] some of those long range rockets theyve fired in the last couple days were smuggled in via illicit shipments sent by Iran, Dermer said on Capitol Hill during the July 9 Symposium, which brought together leading pro-Israel advocates in Washington, D.C.
The deployment of these advanced missiles endangers the majority of Israel and highlights the unseen role that Iran is playing in the latest confrontation between Israel and the Palestinians.
Hamas is believed to possess several dozen Syrian-produced M-302 rockets, which are based on Iranian technology and have the ability to penetrate deep into Israel. One such missile was fired Tuesday on the northern Israeli city of Hadera, which is located near Haifa.
Israel has begun specifically targeting these weapons stockpiles as well as the Gaza-based factories that have been constructing advanced missiles, including the M-302, Irans long-range Fajr 5 rocket, and the Iranian-modeled M-75.
Missiles of this sort can only be produced in Gaza due to training, assistance, and technology provided by the Iranians, according to experts and Israel intelligence reports.
Hamas has extended its range of rockets, Dermer said, striking well north of Tel Aviv. Around six million Israelis, or three-fourths of the population, are now within striking distance, he said.
The Iranian shipment of M-302s intercepted in March just scratches the surface of Irans military support for Hamas, Dermer said.
You remember that ship that we interdicted a few months ago in the Red Sea was carrying 40 long range rockets, he said. Well, one of those types of rockets was actually fired yesterday into Israel.
But in addition to the rockets being smuggled inand the smuggling route went from Iran to Sudan and up through the Sinai into Gazain addition to that, Hamas has developed a domestic manufacturing capability for these long range rockets and part of Israels military operation is to not only go after the missile batteries but to go after these factories that are essentially making these weapons.
Iran began shipping advanced missiles to Hamas soon after Israels 2012 military campaign against the group ceased, according to Israeli intelligence assessments.
Iran used the window of opportunity to keep supplying the Palestinian terror organizations, according to a new report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), an Israeli security analysis group.
The characteristics of the recent escalation is a clear proof that Iran and the terrorist organizations took advantage of periods of calm to smuggle large amounts of balance-breaking weaponry via the sea and the Sinai, and to train terrorist organization members in Lebanon and Iran on how to operate these lethal weapons, the JCPA concluded.
Irans role in arming Hamas has only become clearer as the hostilities continue.
The overwhelming number of rockets fired by either Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip originate in Iran, are shipped to port Sudan, are smuggled up through Egypt across the Sinai, and then delivered into Gaza, according to former U.S. Treasury Department terrorism finance analyst Jonathan Schanzer, who was recently on the ground in Israel.
Were now seeing the reemergence of Iran as a major player after perhaps a year or two of disagreement with Hamas over Syria, Schanzer said.
Israel could have a tough time destroying Hamas weapons stockpiles if it relies solely on airstrikes.
Hamas has built a complex underground tunnel system that runs the length of the Gaza Strip. It is using these underground networks to store and transport missiles and other arms, according to Amos Yadlin, the former leader of the IDFs military intelligence organization.
The tunnels are also used to launch surprise attacks on Israel that cannot be detected beforehand.
Israel will not be able to completely dismantle Hamas underground arms and offensive network without launching a ground operation into Gaza, Yadlin wrote in a newly released report by the Institute for National Security Studies.
Israels capture of the Iranian weapons shipment earlier this year has proved to be only the tip of the iceberg of Irans involvement in supplying these organizations in Gazaparticularly [Palestinian Islamic Jihad], which is considered an Iranian client and depends on it for its continued activity, according to the JCPA report.
By the time Israels latest military campaign began earlier this week it was clear that the Gazan terrorist organizations had received missiles that could reach the Haifa region from the Gaza Strip, the JCPA explained in its latest intelligence report.
The launch of the long-range M-302 rocket at Hadera constitutes the furthest rocket strike ever by Hamas on an Israeli town.
Hamas has fired well over 300 rockets at Israel in total over the past several days, causing residents in major epicenters such as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to seek shelter.
In addition to Hamas, the Iranian-funded Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has been firing many rockets into Tel Aviv and southern cities such as Beer Sheva.
PIJ, which acts at Irans behest, is in possession of multiple Iranian-made rockets, including the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 missiles.
PIJ reported that one of the rockets fired at Tel Aviv was a Burak-70 type. The organization also possesses Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 missiles produced in Iran, according to the JCPA. If the fighting with Israel escalates, the organizations are likely to launch more of these missiles toward the Greater Tel Aviv area and northern cities (Hadera, Haifa), believing that to put an end to Israeli attacks, they will need to ramp up the pressure on Israel with strikes on major cities to create a balance of terror that will force Israel to end its operation.
Israel what in the hell are you waiting for. King Obama is a coward and he will never help. Just get it done! Next clean out Hamas from the Palestine hell hole. If necessary, nuke the shi!.
believing that to put an end to Israeli attacks, they will need to ramp up the pressure on Israel with strikes on major cities to create a balance of terror that will force Israel to end its operation.
Aaaaannnnnnnnnnnt. Wrong answer.
Trust the Palis to make a bad decision worse.
They do it and they will find out what carpet bombing
really means. Bounce the rubble, collapse the tunnels.
Is there a satellite-based ground-penetrating radar system that could locate these tunnel complexes?
So, declare war on Iran.
Iran has been supporting Hezbollah and Hamas for the last 0 years.
Hamas has perpetrated war crimes by targeting cities.
War criminals must be punished
Hamas is subject to annihilation..... to the last grandma providing cover for her rocket firing grandson
Obama is on the side of the terrorists.
How difficult is it to fly topcover over Gaza to spot, track, and destroy these missile batteries BEFORE they fire?
I don't think Ambassador Dermer is showing the proper restraint with these remarks. Someone should report him to Lurch.
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Missiles are penetrating the Iron Dome. Time for Israel to take out the trash and tell Jarrett and Power to go BACK to hell.
It’s an area dense with people and buildings which is why I think every time a rocket is fired, a chunk should be bulldozed. I’ve read a lot of facebook the past few days of Euroweenies in particular taking the pali side. I find it incredible myself, but the bible does say in the last days....
Mathew 7:15 Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.
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Obama Envisions New Iran Approach -NY Times 2007
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The Afghan Interior Ministry has strongly condemned the US military over a shipment of weapons to Zabul Province in the troubled southern Afghanistan.
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A second assault targeted a different compound about one mile away, killing two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. Ten others were also injured in the attacks.
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Marwan Kabalan, political analyst at the Doha Institute.
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CNN -May 4, 2011
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Today pure heroin is cheaper, and easier for kids to get, than beer. Nobody knows how many American families and children lives are being destroyed, and lost, due to the alarming amount of drugs entering the country mostly from our border with Mexico. Recent CDC Stats are unavailable. Even if they were, the numbers in Obamas America are cooked better than Chinese GDP data. The constitution has been violated, and our President is aiding and abetting our enemies.
This is Obamas America. They have the blood of American children on their hands. IMPEACH
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I do not understand why Israel does not reply with random rockets of their own . No one could say a thing .
The only reason they get criticized is because their air strikes are effective and targeted ,whereas the Hamas rockets are unguided . For every Hamas rocket Israel should reply with 5 unguided munitions .
Because Israel is not afraid to stand up to the ISLAMOFACISTS.
If you’re flying topcover you can easily laser you target for a very accurate strike.
Yes, I know the Pali’s set up these rocket sites behind schools and hospitals.
So, take a picture first.
Israel, defend yourself. You will get no help from imamobama. Israel will be criticized no matter what it does.
I suggest carpet bombing with Daisey Cutters.
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If Israel would just stop defending themselves, we'd send John Chamberlain Kerry to work things out