Warning: Gaza rockets can now reach Tel Aviv

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

The head of Israel's Military Intelligence on Tuesday warned that Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip now possess missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv.

During the Gaza war earlier this year, Hamas fired rockets with a 25-mile range at the southern Israel city of Beersheva. Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the group recently test fired a missile with a range of 37 miles, enabling it to launch direct artillery attacks on Tel Aviv.

Yadlin believes the new missiles were provided by Iran.

The Hizballah terrorist militia operating out of southern Lebanon also possesses missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, raising fears that a future confrontation against the terror groups would bring attacks on every citizen living in the Jewish state.

It is also a sign of the worrying development of the region that Israel can now come under heavy sustained artillery attack without being at war with a neighboring country's armed forces.

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