Hamas arsenal suggests ‘apocalyptic’ scenario: Israeli official

The Western world “cannot tolerate” the strategic threat posed by a Hamas with newly uncovered “state-like” capabilities in rocketry and tunnelling, a senior Israeli defence official told reporters in Ottawa today.

The senior official, who cannot be identified under the ground rules of the briefing, said the Israeli military had considerable prior knowledge of Hamas weaponry and tunnels, but was still “surprised” by the extent of both when the current ground operation began last Thursday.

He said the Hamas arsenal has now been revealed to include R-160 Iranian missiles with a range of 250 kilometres that were smuggled into Gaza in pieces and assembled there.

h/t Waffle

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