Hamas test fires long-range rocket


(JNS.org) The Palestinian terror group Hamas reportedly test fired at least one long-range rocket into the Mediterranean Sea Monday.

Residents of southern Israel reported hearing a loud explosion following the test, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Hamas Qassam rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hamas frequently launches rockets into the Mediterranean as it seeks to improve its capabilities ahead of any possible future conflict with Israel. In June, Hamas test fired dozens of short-range rockets inside the Gaza Strip.

Earlier this month, Islamic State-affiliated Salafi jihadist groups in Gaza fired a rocket on Sderot that narrowly missed Israeli homes. The Israeli Air Force, in response, hit several targets inside Gaza.

Posted on October 17, 2016 .