Thursday, March 24, 2011

Forget Bombs, Jerusalem To Be Rocketed

Last night, Shlomo Harari appeared on the Channel One TV late-night news diary program, "M'Hayom L'Machar" and informed a startled Dudu Witztum, the moderator, that Jerusalem is the next target of Gaza rockets.

LBD sent me searching for this rocket, which was already used against Israel by the Hezbollah in 2006:

the 333-millimeter Fajr-5 missile has a range of about 45 miles. Production of the Fajr-3 missile, with an estimated range of 45 km, was estimated to have started in 1991. Iran had for some time been manufacturing the Naze'at (Iran-130), similar to the Shahin series. Fajr-3 has the same caliber, range and warhead weight as three known North Korean systems.  The Fajr-5 missile, which is launched from a mobile platform, reportedly has a range of between 60-70 kilometers. The missile was constructed by the Iranians, reportedly with help from North Korea and China. Like the Katyusha rocket and the Scud missile, however, at its maximum range it is only accurate to within a radius of around one kilometer. There are unconfirmed though plausible reports that Iran has tested a chemical warhead for the Fajr-5

Accurate or not, I think Israel should be prepared.

However, the rumor that Israeli scientists are working on a method of creating a tsunami wave and then channeling it at a specific beach target, like Gaza, is just that, a rumor.  But I understand that some of the researchers are claiming that even if it is innaccurate, it would fall under the definition of "proportionate response weapon".  Or is it still Purim?

UPDATE

This just in from IDF spokesperson.  C-704.

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2 comments:

bacci40 said...

ym,

dont know how i missed it, but i just saw the interview you did with the bbc a few years back

when he asked the question about where you were born...i immediately flashed to the promise

your explaining to him about international law and occupation was brilliant....too bad he was too dense and too ignorant of history to understand it

YMedad said...

thanks for your appreciation