Iran renews efforts to supply weaponry to bruised Hamas

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    Iran has renewed efforts to supply advanced weaponry to Hamas and the IDF is concerned that the terror group will try to smuggle long-range Fajr missiles into the Gaza Strip.


    According to the latest intelligence assessments, Iran, which was responsible for writing Hamas's military doctrine, has already launched an internal probe to determine how the plan it had created for Hamas failed to cause more IDF casualties.

    The military plan created by the Iranians was based on three pillars: The first was the defensive measures that Hamas had created in Gaza, which included dozens of kilometers of tunnels and thousands of roadside bombs and booby-trapped homes.

    The second pillar was rocket attacks against the home front. Here too, Hamas failed to fire rockets farther than 40 kilometers, even though it had planned to.

    The third pillar was creating a "victory image" in the form of a burned-out tank or the abduction of an IDF soldier.

    "Hamas thought it would succeed like Hizbullah did in 2006," a senior defense official said.

    The IDF is concerned that Hamas and Iran will try to smuggle long-range Fajr missiles into the Gaza Strip. Fajr missiles, manufactured in Iran, have a range of 70 km. and if fired from Gaza would easily reach Tel Aviv.

    On Monday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that renewed weapons smuggling would be legitimate grounds for Israel to renew attacks against Hamas.

    While the Fajr is large - 10 meters in length compared to the two-meter Grads - it is believed that it would be possible to smuggle the rockets into Gaza after it was disassembled into several components and via a tunnel dug especially large for the purpose.

    Iran renews efforts to supply weaponry to bruised Hamas | Middle East | Jerusalem Post
     
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    It's very simple; if Israel is ever hit with these type of rockets, the world will know where they came from. There will be no reason for Israel to directly attack Iran.

    The longterm problem created by the situation between Arabs and Jews over Israel is that weapons are and will continue to become more sophisticated. Eventually, terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas will be able to actually do major damage to Israel. Over the years, Israel has shown great restraint. What happens when Israel is pushed too far? What happens if Israel is hit with a nuke?

    That is when Armageddon begins. There will be no reason for restraint, and the response will likely fall upon every Muslim country.
     
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    You've just summed up perfectly the total dysfunctionality of the jewish supremacist state and the urgent need to create an alternative political configuration for Palestine.

    An utterly dysfunctional ethnocratic state that, sooner or later, is bound to plunge its region and probably the whole world into "Armageddon" as you put it, must be peacefully dismantled for the sake of all mankind.

    And the funny thing is that you didn't even realize that your post is the most eloquent plea for the desegregation of Palestine I've ever read.
     
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    Sorry but this story is from the Jerusalem Post. It's not true.
     
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    Many of the same people who support the dismantling of Israel also support the dismantling and destruction of the US. Should we dismantle the US also, because we might become involved in a conflict so great that it could cause great harm to the rest of the world?

    I know, I know, it would be better for the entire world to live in third world conditions without the threat of anything more than small battles between small warring parties. Humans do not have the capacity to handle anything greater.
     

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