Sunday, July 25, 2010

25-Jul-10: Rockets incoming, upgrading

Four rockets and two mortar shells fired into Israel - that was the total for one day, Saturday (yesterday), all of them fired from Gaza. The last of them, a rocket fired in the general direction of Nahal Oz tonight, appears (according to YNet) to have been manufactured by professionals, and probably imported into the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters. Haaretz is quoting police sources saying they are investigating whether this is an example of a new kind of rocket available to the jihadist forces, capable of greater precision and likely originating in Iran.

UPDATE Monday 26-Jul-10
The Israel Air Force struck three targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday night [says YNet] including an arms factory in the northern Strip and two smuggling tunnels in the south. The military reported that precise hits were identified and all jets returned safely to their bases. There were no reports of injuries on the Palestinian side. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the assault came in response to the rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel over the weekend... "The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm citizens of the State of Israel or IDF soldiers and will continue to work determinedly and forcefully against any element operating terror against the State of Israel," the IDF statement said. "The IDF holds the Hamas terror organization solely responsible for the occurrences in the Gaza Strip and for maintaining calm there."

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