You are here:  Home  >  Mid. East news  >  Current Article

Hamas Still Producing Rockets

By   /   November 1, 2014  /   No Comments

    Print       Email

Hamas Still Producing Rockets – Avi Issacharoff (Times of Israel)
(dailyalert.org, Oct. 31, 2014)

Despite intensified Egyptian efforts to eliminate the smuggling of weapon components into Gaza, Hamas is still producing rockets, a senior Israeli official said.
The source said Egyptian counter-terrorism activities have drastically improved recently, including in the intelligence realm. The Egyptians are preventing the smuggling of dual-use materials that can be used in building rockets, such as metal pipes and fertilizer, while tightening control on Egypt’s borders with Sudan and Libya.
Hamas is also working hard to rehabilitate its tunnel network. In the past, Hamas has built tunnels without cement, as it did in the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006.
The Egyptians and Israelis have intelligence that Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the organization responsible for a number of serious attacks against the Egyptian Army, is being helped by known Hamas operatives.
In addition, there is a permanent presence of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorists within Gaza who are providing Sinaijihadists with weapons and training.

    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

Was the Soleimani Killing a Policy Success?Mona Charen (Patriot Post)

Read More →