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Gaza rockets can reach Tel Aviv: Israel

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 17:56

Jerusalem: Israel`s military intelligence
chief said today Gaza militants have successfully tested an
Iranian rocket able to reach metropolitan Tel Aviv.

Israeli radio stations say Maj Gen Amos Yadlin told
lawmakers that the rocket could fly 60 kilometres. That
would put Israel`s largest urban centre at risk.

Until now, rockets fired from Gaza have reached up to 40
kilometres, putting one-eighth of Israel`s population within
rocket range.

Israel launched a bruising war against Gaza militants
last winter to quash years of rocket fire.

Although the rocket fire has decreased dramatically,
Israeli officials say weapons continue to reach militants
through tunnels under Gaza`s border with Egypt.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 17:56
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