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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Surface-to-air missile fired at IDF helicopter over Gaza

The IDF is refusing to comment on a report that a surface to air missile was shot at an IDF helicopter in Gaza last week.
According to the report, which appeared in Yediot Aharonot on Tuesday, the missile – identified as the low-altitude Strela SA-7 – missed its target. It was the first known attempt to bring down an IAF craft using advanced missiles in Gaza.
“Certainly, the threat of anti-aircraft missiles is a serious worry, but it won’t disrupt the air force’s activities over Gaza,” terrorism expert Yoram Schweitzer, of the Institute for National Security Studies, told The Jerusalem Post.
That missile was just one of the 20,000 'unaccounted for' heat-seeking Strela missiles in Libya last year. 

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