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Monday, July 10, 2006

A new threat - Kassams in Samaria

Arutz Sheva is reporting that 'Palestinians' from the 'Al Mag’ad' Brigades have attempted to fire a rocket over the security barrier into Israel’s pre-1967 borders from Samaria. Quoting 'PA sources,' Arutz Sheva is reporting that the terrorists attempted to fire the missile near Tulkarem, a city governed by the PA located on the outskirts of Samaria along Israel’s densely populated coastal plain. The rocket blew up as it was being fired.

Let's look for a minute at what this means. I have told you that I believe that we ought to be graphing on a map the Kassam range from each point that is going to be controlled by the 'Palestinian Authority' under Ehud Olmert's plan, right up to the 'security fence.' Since I have no real graphics skills, I managed to find a rather crude map that does that. You can find it here. You will note that based on the map to which I linked, a Kassam shot from Tulkarm could reach at least part of the area between Tulkarm and Netanya.

BUT - and this is a big but. The map that I linked - which is a year old - says that Kassams only have a range of 6-7 kilometers, while we already know that the 'Palestinians' have developed Kassams with a range of 12 kilometers (at least). Moreover, you will note that the article I linked from Arutz Sheva talks about a 'rocket' and a 'missile' and does not say what kind of rocket or missile. If it's a Katyusha, my map has its range as 22 kilometers, which would take us clear through to the coast.

As you look at the map, try to visualize 12 kilometers from Tulkarm in all directions. Scary thought, isn't it?


At 8:40 PM, Blogger M. Simon said...

Obviously the Palestinians will need to be moved out of range of Israel.

Has any one considered supplying them with SCUDs?



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