The Corner

Katyushas, From Guess Where

The long-range Katyusha missile that last week was fired from Gaza and landed over 10 miles inside of Israel was made — you’ll never guess — in Iran:

There have been a few cases of militants from Gaza firing old, 122-millimeter Katyushas that were probably manufactured in the Eastern bloc and smuggled into Gaza. But the rocket that landed Thursday in the city of 120,000 people was different, said Micky Rosenfeld, an Israeli police spokesman.

The 122-millimeter rocket was “not like something we’ve seen before” out of Gaza, he said.

The Israeli security officials confirmed that it was Iranian-made, speaking on the condition of anonymity, because of the delicacy of the issue. The Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot on Sunday cited unidentified Israeli security officials saying that the rocket had been smuggled to Gaza from Egypt by sea.

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