Hamas has unveiled an arsenal of missiles capable of penetrating more than 30 miles into Israel, forcing the country’s home front command to expand its rocket-warning system.
Israeli officials confirmed today that Hamas was firing 122mm Grad artillery rockets at southern Israeli communities. The rockets, which are manufactured in more than 50 countries and widely available on the black market, have hit targets several southern Israeli cities.
“These are the longest-range rockets that have been fired to date as far as we are concerned,” said Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
Palestinian militants had previously fired Qassam rockets, which are crudely assembled out of materials available in Gaza, and have a range of 10-12km.
Interesting to see the difference in the headlines for this story between the Times and the SMH:
Times - Hamas unveils arsenal of long-range missiles
SMH - Israel rules out temporary ceasefire in Gaza
The Times story is all about telling us, the reader, that Hamas are bombarding Israel with longer ranger and deadlier military-grade rockets.
According to the SMH, this fight is all the fault of Israel.