Watch: Hamas smuggled rocket launcher that can fire 60 missiles at Israeli civilians at a time
Hamas terror group claims they have managed to smuggle into Gaza a rocket launcher that can “flood” Iron Dome batteries with enough rockets to overrun it.
The Muslim terrorists claim the new rocket launcher is capable of firing 50-60 rockets at Israeli civilians at a time.
The terror group said they targeted Ashkelon with 85 rockets, Ashdod with 80, and Beer Sheva with 60 rockets during the last escalation at the beginning of May.
Four Israelis were murdered and hundreds were wounded in two days of non-stop barrages of rockets launched at civilians in southern Israel towns during the last escalation.
According to reports, all the rockets had heavy warheads.
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.
The majority of the rockets are made with “crude material” brought into Gaza via tunnels from Sinai.