Report claims Israel sabotaged Hamas rockets to fall short

Source claims Israeli spies from the Mossad tinkered with hundreds of rockets months ago, making them misfire and land in Gaza.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Rocket attack
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The Daily Mirror reported that the over 600 rockets fired by the Hamas terrorist organization which fell short in Gaza may have been sabotaged by Israel.

An anonymous Western intelligence source stated that the rocket parts may have been sabotaged by the Mossad when they were first smuggled into Gaza or when the rockets were being assembled. This allegedly included tampering with the rockets' guidance systems, the motors, warheads or explosive material inside the missiles.

According to the report, this sabotage is what caused 680 of the 4,360 rockets Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired at Israel before and during Operation Guardian of the Walls to fall short and land in Gaza, killing dozens of Gazans.

The anonymous source said that the sabotage would have taken place long before the recent flare-up, possibly months or even years ago as Hamas has continued to build up its arsenal of rockets.

No evidence was provided to support the claims that the rockets were in any way sabotaged.



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