Iranian-backed Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups have restocked an arsenal of rockets to levels reached just before the last war with Israel in 2014, current and former Israeli officials say, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Through a combination of smuggling and local manufacturing, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have replenished their stock of roughly 10,000 rockets.
Most of the rockets in Gaza are believed to be short and medium range, although hundreds may be capable of reaching major Israeli cities in central Israel.
Furthermore, the article says, the majority of the rockets are made with “crude material” brought into Gaza via tunnels from Sinai.
Earlier this week, Muslim terrorist Ziad Nakhaleh, the leader of the Islamic Jihad terror group threatened that terror groups in Gaza have the ability to fire 1,000 rockets a day into Israel for a month and have some missiles that can carry a half-ton explosive warhead.
Hamas terror group leader Yahya Sinwar on Thursday threatened to “pulverize” Tel Aviv in the next confrontation with Israel.