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  10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

Shoulder-Launched Anti-Aircraft Fire Used in Gaza


Hamas fired shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft missiles last week at Israeli aircraft which flew over Gaza last week, according to a Tuesday-morning report by the Yediot Acharonot daily. The missiles missed their mark so no injuries or damage were reported.

Air Force sources said the missiles were apparently of the Strela SA7 variety, although it could have been a different missile. The firing marks the first such use by Hamas, although the smuggling of such weapons into Gaza has been rumored for years, since the use of shoulder-mounted weapons in an attack on an Israeli passenger jet in Kenya, which also failed.