Home > News > World
Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 1:30:02 PM
Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 1:30:59 PM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday that Hamas Islamists in the Gaza Strip have dozens of long-range rockets capable of striking deeper into Israel than ever before.
A military spokesman said that an M-302 surface-to-surface rocket fired from Gaza had struck the Israeli coastal city of Hadera late on Tuesday, some 60 miles (96.5 km) north of the Palestinian enclave.
The rocket landed on a street near a house, causing no injuries, the military said.
"We understand that there are several other tens of these rockets within the Gaza Strip, that they can potentially reach that long distance," said military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner.
He said the M-302s are similar to a shipment of Syrian-made, Iranian-supplied rockets Israel intercepted at sea in March.
(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Matt Driskill)
U.S. democratic presidential hopeful Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo
Congo opposition plans resistance to Sassou's third-term ambition
Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
New Italian opposition group pledges support for Renzi reform
Rome airport fully operational after forest fire affects flights
Greece targets tax evasion at holiday hotspots
Plans to introduce coupon system will generate revenue for MPJBT
Anderson takes six to put England in command
A look at the Indian Muslim community in inner city
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)