Advanced Russian-made missiles fired at Israel from Gaza

Monday, December 07, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired advanced Russian-made anti-tank missiles into southern Israel on Sunday. The missiles landed in an open area between two Israeli villages, causing no injuries or damage.

The S5K air-to-ground anti-tank missiles are usually launched from helicopters, though are commonly used from the ground by terrorist forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sunday's attack was the first time the missiles have been used by Palestinian terrorists.

The use of S5Ks against southern Israel is evidence for Israeli military assertions that Hamas has been smuggling advanced arms into Gaza with little or no resistance from Egypt and the European monitors that were supposed to be preventing such activity along the Gaza-Egypt border.

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