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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hamas targets Dimona nuke plant?

Take this with a grain of salt, because the source isn't always the most reliable, but DEBKA is reporting that Hamas shot a grad rocket at Israel's Dimona nuclear power plant on Sunday morning.
Palestinian rocket teams early Sunday, Oct. 28, fired Grad missiles as target finders against Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona. This is reported exclusively by debkafile. They exploded on open ground in the Ramat Negev district southwest of the town of Dimona.
The nuclear plant is only 42.5 kilometers as the crow flies from the southern Gaza Strip.  Saturday night, the Israeli Air Force struck a Palestinian rocket team in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younes, killing one Hamas operative and injuring a second critically.


It was the second time in three weeks that Tehran was seen to be focusing on Israel’s nuclear plant, debkafile’s military sources note. On Oct. 6, an Iranian stealth drone which flew over Israel managed to photograph the reactor building and its air defense system’s radar. The data gathered was given to Hamas to help guide its first rocket attack on Dimona.
DEBKA is trying to connect this story to the alleged Israeli attack on the Iranian weapons plant in Khartoum. I don't believe that has anything to do with it. Iran - whose service Hamas has apparently joined - has an interest in knocking out Dimona that is entirely independent  of what happened in Khartoum.

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At 5:28 AM, Blogger Mark said...

I am surprised that usually accurate DEBKA states that distance to the reactor from Aza is 42 km, while in reality it is at least 80 km, which makes A HUGE difference for an unguided rocket


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