Hamas Rocket Test Shows Prep for Next War

Three rockets fired in test by Hamas from Tel Katifa, Jewish community before Disengagement expelled all Jews from Gaza.

Ari Yashar,

Gaza terrorists fire rockets (file)
Gaza terrorists fire rockets (file)
Albert Sadikov/Flash 90

Gaza's Hamas terrorist leaders on Wednesday apparently celebrated the disbanding of the Knesset coalition by launching a missile test, in another threatening show of force indicating the group's preparations for yet another terror war on Israel.

Three rockets were fired into the Mediterranean Sea by Hamas according to IDF sources, who said the launches were identified from the Tel Katifa region, reports Channel 10.

The area from which the rockets were fired was a Jewish community before the 2005 Disengagement plan forcefully expelled all Jews from Gaza, paving the way for Hamas's takeover of the region.

Late last month Hamas held four rocket tests in two days, with the IDF estimating that the terrorist organization is "experimenting in order to increase rocket launching capabilities."

Likewise the terrorist organization has started rebuilding its terror tunnels to attack Israeli citizens, after roughly 30 of them were destroyed in the last operation.

Mosab Yousef, the son of Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef known for working for the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet), last Tuesday joined the voices calling for Israel to launch a war to get rid of Hamas before the next conflict breaks out.

"You cannot escape from [Hamas militarization] with temporary solutions. You have to address the Hamas problem by pulling it up from the roots, once and for all," said Yousef.

Hamas has been active, with a revelation last month showing the group was behind a foiled assassination attempt on Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu).

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri responded to the publication, saying "all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance."




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