Special Report: The Deadly Rocket Arsenal of Hamas

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hamas-rockets1In response to the continued rocket fire into Israel from 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.rocket map with 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

Credit: Israel Defense Forces

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4 COMMENTS

  1. ALL THE MORE REASON TO FINISH THE JOB IN ERADICATING THOSE RESPONSIBLE AND DEMILITARIZING THE STRIP AS WELL AS THE WEST BANK!!!!!

  2. Its a totally lawless domain, with every Machmoud buying a few rockets, creating his own terror cell, and will not be controlled by any government or power in the region – Arab or Jewish.

  3. I am missing something in this equation
    1. I thought the Gazans and the world are complaining that medical supplies cannot reach the Gazans and that the population is sicker because of this. Well, if they can smuggle missiles and bombs in, couldn’t they smuggle medical supplies as well.??
    2. Where was Israel sleeping during this entire time period that this smuggling was taking place? To have such an accurate accounting of the weapons, what did Israel think they were going to use them for? Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim or Independence day?

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