Israel's largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, on Tuesday cited experts who warned that Hamas now possesses missiles that can reach Tel Aviv from the terror group's base of operations in Gaza.
Hamas' Fajar-5 missile has a range of up to 50 miles. It is believed to have been developed outside Gaza. A shipment of the missiles reportedly entered Gaza recently via the Sinai Peninsula. In the coming months, the Israeli experts believe Hamas will be able to manufacture the missiles locally in Gaza, giving the group a huge arsenal of weapons that can threaten the bulk of Israel's population.
About one-third of Israel's entire population lives in the Greater Tel Aviv area.
With the recent missile acquisitions by Hizballah in southern Lebanon, nearly all of Israel, excluding the southern Negev region, is now in range of terrorist projectiles.