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The Deadly Rocket Arsenal of Hamas Featured

In response to the continued rocket fire into Israel by Hamas, the IDF has launched Operation Protective Edge. This is a report of the deadly weapons Hamas has in its possession that are responsible for the unbearable situation in Israel.

Hamas, the ruling entity of the Gaza Strip, is responsible for most of the attacks on Israeli population centers. Since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, the terrorist organization has increased the size and strength of its rocket arsenal. It currently possesses 6,000 rockets (10,000 among all terror groups in the Gaza Strip), including long-range rockets such as the M-302.

Here is a report from IDF intelligence on Hamas’ rocket arsenal:
Short range (15-20 km)

■Over 1,000 units of self-produced rockets (15 km)
■Over 2,500 units of smuggled rockets (15 km)
■Approx. 200 units of self-produced Grad rockets (20 km)
■Approx. 200 units of smuggled Grad rockets (20 km)
Medium range (up to 45 km)

■Approx. 200 units of self-produced improved Grad rockets (45 km)
■Approx. 1,000 units of smuggled improved Grad rockets (45 km)
■Medium-Long range (up to 80 km)
■Over 400 units of self-produced medium range rockets
■Several dozens of rockets (80 km)
Long range (100-200 km)

■Tens of long-range rockets (100-200 km)
In Total: Approximately 6,000 rockets

PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD ARSENAL
The other main terrorist group in the Gaza Strip is the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who also have a formidable weapons arsenal.

PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD ARSENAL
Short range (15-20 km)

■Approx. 1,000 units of self-produced rockets (15 km)
■Approx. 1,000 units of smuggled rockets (15 km)
■Approx. 300 units of self-produced Grad rockets (20 km)
■Approx. 100 units of smuggled Grad rockets (20 km)
Medium range (up to 45 km)

■Approx. 200 units of self-produced improved Grad rockets (45 km)
■Approx. 600 units of smuggled improved Grad rockets (45 km)
Medium-Long range (up to 80 km)

■Over 100 units of self-produced medium range rockets
■Several medium-long range rockets (80 km)
In Total: Approximately 5,500 rockets

Other Terror Organizations
Short range (15-20 km)

■Hundreds of self-produced and smuggled rockets including Grad rockets (15 km)
Medium range (up to 45 km)

■Dozens of self-produced and smuggled improved Grad rockets (45 km)
Total number of rockets in the hands of Gaza terrorists: Approximately 10,000
Last modified onWednesday, 21 October 2015 13:50

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