Iran: We Sent Gaza Missile Tech
Israel has long believed that Iran has been smuggling rockets into Gaza
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 21, 2012 8:33 AM CST
In this photo obtained from the Iranian Mehr News Agency, Iranian army members prepare missiles to be launched, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, Nov. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour)

(Newser) – Iran has already sent Hamas the means to "quickly" produce long-range Fajr-5 missiles on its own, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard told the semi-official ISNA news agency today. These Iranian-engineered Fajr-5 rockets have produced panic in recent days by coming within range of, though not actually striking, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the AP reports. But Hamas' supplies may be running low. Haaretz reports that Israel managed to destroy most of Hamas' stash of Fajr-5 rockets in the initial days of the conflict.

Until now Iran has denied directly supplying Hamas with the missiles. But Israeli officials believe otherwise, and tell Haaretz that Iran has been smuggling Fajr-5 rockets into Gaza through Sudan, Egypt, and tunnels in Gaza for the past two years. They are concerned that once Operation Pillar of Defense is over, such smuggling will begin anew.

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right2dave
Nov 23, 2012 7:20 AM CST
Let's send Iran some of our technology ......explosive....type...
milosleubner
Nov 21, 2012 11:43 PM CST
can anyone explain to me how do the Palestinian children profit from the endless waves of rockets hitting Israel or bombing by drugged up teenagers with explosive belts? If Gazaens got five times of the living area they have now,would they again make fifty times more children to pack it with as they have done now?
kawahchan
Nov 21, 2012 10:27 AM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Wow, instead of throwing stones to fight Israelis, either Gaza is deployed Iranian engineered long-range Fajr-5 missiles too ! They are using Israel as their target to test their new Iranian-designed missile product, not yet to install the dirty-bomb warhead. Palestinian refugees better start moving out of Gaza to Egypt, before the Israeli-Palestinian start the seesaw street battle, and lame-duck Obama enjoys his turkey dinner.