Hamas reportedly making rockets capable of striking Tel Aviv

Palestinian rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) More than seven months after Operation Pillar of Defense ended, Army Radio reported on Monday that Hamas’s weapons capabilities are returning to levels they were at before the conflict last November. The report specifically mentioned Hamas’s production of M75 eight-inch rockets, which can reach Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel’s heavily populated central region.

Meanwhile, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, speaking at a joint conference of the Defense Ministry and Manufacturers Association of Israel on Monday, he cautioned about Hamas’s weapons manufacturing.

“Armament hasn’t stopped completely [since Operation Pillar of Defense], between smuggling which has been limited slightly, and independent production, which is becoming more advanced,” Gantz said.


Posted on July 15, 2013 .