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February 29, 2016 3:45 pm

Hamas Boasts Possession of Anti-Aircraft Guns Capable of Hitting Israel Air Force Jets

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Hamas parading its anti-aircraft guns. Photo: screenshot.

Hamas parading its anti-aircraft guns. Photo: screenshot.

Hamas now possesses anti-aircraft (AA) guns capable of targeting Israel Air Force planes, the US-based Israel Project’s Arabic-language news site Al-Masdar reported on Monday.

The terror group revealed its Soviet-developed GSh-23L AA gun during a military parade in Rafah in the Gaza Strip last week. The parade was attended by senior Hamas officials, including Ismail Haniyeh, the organization’s former prime minister in Gaza. The gun, originally developed for use by military planes, has been modified for ground anti-aircraft use and can target helicopters and jets.

Al-Masdar indicated that Wilayat Sina – ISIS’ Sinai branch – likely smuggled the AA guns to Hamas from Libya, delivering them to the Gaza Strip via the Palestinian terror group’s extensive tunnel network.

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