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Hamas using advanced close-combat arms — IDF

A senior IDF intelligence officer says that “there are no big surprises” in the manner in which Hamas is fighting. Some of the ammunition, he says, is quite advanced, including the Russian-made Kornet missiles, which are probably smuggled into Gaza from Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, he said.

The army is also facing fire from the RPG-29, he says, which is quite advanced and designed specifically for urban, short-range combat. These, too, are supplied by what he called “the radical axis.”

As for the rockets still being fired at Israel, he says most are homemade and constructed out “of civilian pipes, welded and turned into weapons.”

Mitch Ginsburg

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