Gaza terrorist leader: Hamas rockets 'Iranian made'

The leader of the Palestinian branch of Islamic Jihad has confirmed that the longer range, more sophisticated rockets being launched at Tel Aviv and Jersusalem were supplied by Iran. J-Post: The deputy leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziad Nakhleh, has said that rockets fired by Hamas and the "Palestinian resistance" at Israeli towns and cities are of Iranian origin, Lebanon's el-Nashra newspaper reported on Monday. Some of the weapons were manufactured locally in an Iranian factory, Nakhleh said, adding that the rockets Hamas has fired at Tel Aviv have a range of "up to 80 kilometers." However, Nakhleh denied that the escalation of violence by Hamas and Islamic Jihad equated to the implementation of a scenario devised by Iran. "Did Iran tell Israel to kill [Hamas military wing de facto leader Ahmed] Jabari?" Nakhleh said. Israel has said that the long-range rockets that Hamas has fired at more northern targets - including Tel Aviv - are Iranianmade Fajr-5 artillery...(Read Full Post)

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