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October 19, 2016 10:32 am

Hamas Reportedly Test-Fires Long-Range Rocket

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Hamas Qassam rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip. Photo: Wikipedia.

Hamas Qassam rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – The Palestinian terror group Hamas reportedly test-fired at least one long-range rocket into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

Residents of southern Israel reported hearing a loud explosion following the test, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Hamas frequently launches rockets into the Mediterranean as it seeks to improve its capabilities ahead of any possible future conflict with Israel. In June, Hamas test-fired dozens of short-range rockets inside the Gaza Strip.

Earlier this month, Islamic State-affiliated Salafi jihadist groups in Gaza fired a rocket on the southern Israeli city of Sderot that narrowly missed Israeli homes. The Israel Air Force retaliated by striking several targets inside Gaza.

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