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Aerial Threat: Palestinian Unguided Missiles and UAVs

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Qassam missile launch site recovered by the Israeli army, 2007 IDF photo


On the evening of May 10, Palestinian armed groups began a massive shelling of Israeli cities from the Gaza Strip. Attacks are carried out by artillery forces, using rockets of various types, as well as using unmanned aerial vehicles and anti-tank missile systems. Most of these items were manufactured in Gaza or sourced from friendly countries.

General questions


Systematic attacks on Israeli territory from Gaza began in 2001-2002. Such shelling is carried out by the militant wing of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the principled and implacable opponents of Israel. The first attacks were directed at the city of Sderot, located 4 km from the border of the Gaza Strip. Then, after the appearance of new rockets, shelling of the city of Ashkelon (9 km from the border) and more remote settlements began.

Further progress in artisanal missile production and the transfer of technology made it possible to expand the areas of possible strikes. Now the entire southern and central part of Israel is at risk, including several large cities, incl. Tel Aviv. One of the prerequisites for this is the country's special geography. Due to the limited size of Israel and the rather dense location of settlements, even missiles with a range of no more than 20-40 km are a great danger.

Aerial Threat: Palestinian Unguided Missiles and UAVs
Launch of the Iranian Fajr-5 rocket. Photo Tasnimnews.com

Missiles are launched from the territory of the Gaza Strip, from self-propelled and stationary installations, mainly handicraft. Launchers are often carefully camouflaged, delayed, and remotely controlled. Due to such measures, their preservation until the planned moment of firing is ensured and possible losses of personnel are reduced. The fact is that Israel is closely monitoring the situation in Gaza and is trying to identify the positions of enemy missiles. If possible, they are attacked before use - or immediately after firing.

According to Israeli reports, Palestinian missilemen are cunning and cruel. Launchers are placed in residential buildings or near social infrastructure facilities. This is done so that the retaliatory strike could harm the civilian population - and gave rise to accusations and revenge.

Recently, mobile installations have been used not only for missiles, but also for launching UAVs. Such equipment, like missiles, is produced in Gaza or, presumably, come from friendly countries. The anti-tank systems used are only of foreign origin. Such technologies are too complex for the Hamas masters.

Savings on "Kassams"


The basic one weapons Palestinian formations for two decades have been unguided rockets of the Qassam family. Initially, it was the weapon of Hamas, but later its name extended to the entire spectrum of artisanal missiles. Their common features are maximum design simplicity and low cost, for which you have to pay for short range, low accuracy and minimum reliability.


M-75 rockets at a public event in Gaza. Photo IDF

Rocket housings are made from pipes and sheet metal. The warhead and the solid-propellant engine use self-made mixtures based on the available components. There are several basic modifications of the "Kassams" with different parameters. The most advanced designs fly 16-20 km and deliver a warhead weighing 10-20 kg.

Over time, the level of production of "Kassams" has increased markedly. Also, despite opposition from Israel, the production capacity of Hamas has increased. As a result, artisanal missiles became more sophisticated and more widespread - one of the results of this was the current shelling.

Factory-made missile weapons also enter the Gaza Strip from third countries. First of all, these are 122-mm unguided shells of the "Grad" system, their foreign counterparts and analogues, such as the Iranian "Arash" or "Nur". The firing range from 15-20 to 35-40 km allows attacking more distant cities or placing firing positions further from the border.


Hamas fighters are preparing for the launch of the Shehab UAV. Photo Imp-navigator.livejournal.com

Factory missiles compare favorably with handicrafts in all characteristics and therefore pose a particular danger to Israel. However, the accuracy and consequences of the use of the "Grad" directly depends on the launcher. Not all such products are of high quality, which leads to misses.

Longer range


Since the beginning of the XNUMXs, anti-Israeli organizations have been receiving material assistance from Iran. Deliveries of ready-made unguided missiles of various types were carried out. In addition, Iranian specialists helped to master the production of weapons of several types at the underground enterprises of Gaza. Missiles of these types compare favorably with the "Kassams" with a longer range and an enhanced warhead.

The most common "imported" and "localized" missile is the Fajr-5 product. Initially, it was developed as ammunition for the eponymous MLRS, but is often used as a weapon for single launches. The 6,5 m long rocket has a diameter of 333 mm, weighs 915 kg and carries a 175 kg warhead. The launch range reaches 75 km.

Initially, Hamas workshops assembled the original version of Fajra-5, slightly modified for their technological capabilities. In the future, on the basis of the Iranian missile, they created an improved ammunition with increased characteristics. The M-75 missile is distinguished by an increased body diameter, which made it possible to strengthen the warhead, as well as increase the solid fuel charge, bringing the range to 120 km.


Antimissile launch of the Kipat Barzel complex, May 2021. Photo by IDF

Unmanned threat


In recent years, Palestinian formations have been actively developing the unmanned direction and have been very successful in it. Reportedly, in the current attacks from the Ghana sector, UAVs are used that hit the target with a direct hit. Thus, for the first time, a guided weapon for the destruction of ground targets appeared at the disposal of Hamas or the "Islamic Jihad".

The main (perhaps the only) example of this kind at the moment is the Shehab UAV. The external and technical similarities suggest that this product is based on the Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle "Ababil-2". Iran has already transferred such equipment to friendly organizations and even helped with the launch of production. Probably, "Shehab" for Hamas has the same origin.

The Shehab is a medium-sized, single-use, rail-launched vehicle. It is designed as a "canard", has one keel and is equipped with an internal combustion engine with a pusher propeller. On board there is a high-explosive fragmentation warhead of limited mass. Guidance is carried out using satellite navigation - the UAV is capable of attacking targets only with known coordinates. In fact, it is a kind of ground-launch cruise missile.


Tamir interceptor missiles attack enemy weapons over one of the cities. Photo IDF

A characteristic feature of Ababil-2 and its derivatives is the widespread use of available commercial components and the relative ease of production. Thus, in the future, Palestinian gunsmiths, using the technology and experience gained, will be able to create new combat UAVs of one kind or another.

A growing threat


Palestinian formations have a wide range of weapons of different classes, which are regularly used against Israel. In just two decades, they have come a long way from simple rockets with a range of kilometers to full-fledged rockets flying at 100-120 km and carrying a heavy charge. ATGMs are also widely used and UAVs find their place.

As the events of recent days show, Hamas and other organizations, independently or with help from abroad, are quite capable of accumulating significant arsenals of missile and other weapons, preparing firing positions and then launching a massive and prolonged attack. In the first four days of shelling alone, about 2 thousand ammunition of all classes was used, which caused damage to Israel in tens of millions of shekels.

It should be noted that the Israeli side is taking all the necessary measures. In the past, a fairly large and powerful missile defense system was created and deployed, intercepting the vast majority of dangerous objects. The reconnaissance of the enemy's firing positions is also conducted, followed by a strike at ready-to-launch or fired installations. There are raids on workshops and command posts.

It is obvious that the Arab-Israeli confrontation will not end in the near future, and the exchange of missile and aviation blows will continue, which will contribute to the further development of weapons systems on both sides. Accordingly, the Palestinian forces will be armed with new models, both domestic and foreign, and Israel will have to create promising means of protection against them.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 17 May 2021 04: 54
    +11
    Defending itself is still more difficult and, accordingly, more expensive, so the amount

    which caused damage to Israel in the tens of millions of shekels.

    I think it is underestimated, not to mention the loss of life.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 17 May 2021 06: 54
      +10
      It is always more expensive ... but if they move on to kamikaze drones and corr rockets, the costs will rise even more.
      1. For example
        For example 17 May 2021 12: 48
        +5
        Maybe think about how to live together?

        There were always a lot of stones.
        But people didn't beat each other up, because there is a head on their shoulders.

        From ancient times it was customary to think about the head.

        Looking at what is happening in Palestine, it seems that the Jews and Arabs have forgotten about it.
        1. Pushkar
          Pushkar 26 May 2021 19: 10
          0
          Quote: For example
          Maybe think about how to live together?

          They tried to offer it to the Arabs a hundred times. There is only one answer - there should be no Jews or a Jewish state here, we will throw the Jews into the sea.
        2. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 21 June 2021 19: 12
          0
          Quote: For example
          Looking at what is happening in Palestine, it seems that the Jews and Arabs have forgotten about it.

          well yes. except Jews and Arabs, everyone lives in peace and harmony.
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 17 May 2021 08: 56
      +9
      Missile arsenals of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
    3. Spring fluff
      Spring fluff 17 May 2021 09: 54
      +4
      it is better to immediately count in rubles. the course is 22 rubles per shekel. several dozen shekels - we take 50 million as a guideline - this is 1100 million rubles. for 2 thousand missiles. one rocket - about 550 tr. damage.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 May 2021 04: 57
    +7
    Kirill, what kind of artillery do the Palestinians have in service? They generally prefer not to bother with such targets as a cannon, and prefer rocket launchers and homemade MLRS. Although, for the impossibility of adjusting this or that area - the sector of missile attack, they are forced to work across the squares.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 17 May 2021 05: 46
      +4
      Quote: Thrifty
      Although, for the impossibility of adjusting this or that area - the sector of missile attack, we are forced to work across the areas

      The fact of the matter is that from handicraft homemade products flying for kilometers and dangerous, including for launching calculations, they are switching to powerful and serious ammunition flying hundreds of kilometers. So still the control system can appear, according to GPS. What will make such ammunition even more dangerous.
    2. Professor
      Professor 17 May 2021 07: 17
      +12
      Quote: Thrifty
      Kirill, what kind of artillery do the Palestinians have in service? They generally prefer not to bother with such targets as a cannon, and prefer rocket launchers and homemade MLRS. Although, for the impossibility of adjusting this or that area - the sector of missile attack, they are forced to work across the squares.

      Terrorists also have mortars, but they prefer one-time ammunition launchers since they usually do not have a second chance.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 17 May 2021 07: 25
        +3
        Professor, mortar is a melee weapon, with it the Palestinians will be covered for one or two!
        1. Professor
          Professor 17 May 2021 08: 01
          +6
          Quote: Thrifty
          Professor, mortar is a melee weapon, with it the Palestinians will be covered for one or two!

          Thank you for enlightening what a mortar is. Fylystyns will not have reusable launchers for the reason I described above.
    3. sidoroff
      sidoroff 17 May 2021 10: 57
      +9
      Why does Hamas need barrel artillery? they are not particularly eager to fight. target of shelling -
      evoke the most harsh response. more bombing of the Gaza Strip
      indiscriminate and carpet. the more the civilian Arab population dies, the more
      the goals of the war are being achieved faster. UN conviction, ICC prosecution, economic
      pressure .. deligimation of the state in the end. while the picture does not work out too much - because of
      There is no covid in the sector of pro-Palestinian Europeans and Americans. no one to arrange
      hysteria in the Western media.
      1. Iris
        Iris 22 May 2021 13: 42
        +1
        Rarely adequate comment on the forum
        hi
  3. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 17 May 2021 05: 05
    +2
    Patience for both sides in opposition, we are happy to follow smile
    1. Iris
      Iris 22 May 2021 13: 45
      +1
      You should be sent there without the right to asylum. Well, this - I understand - would be a sight worthy of pleasure))
  4. Ka-52
    Ka-52 17 May 2021 05: 20
    +5
    Israel should try to start a peaceful dialogue with Iran, instead of constant confrontation with it. Indeed, with others, in the past, irreconcilable, Jordan and Egypt still managed to come to an agreement. But Israel either hopes that with Iran it is possible to pull off the same corps de ballet as with Syria. Or they simply cannot blather against the policy of their "big daddy" from across the ocean. But if you leave Hamas without Iran's help, it is unlikely that it will pose a serious threat.
    1. parma
      parma 17 May 2021 07: 25
      +5
      Quote: Ka-52
      Israel should try to start a peaceful dialogue with Iran, instead of constant confrontation with it. Indeed, with others, in the past, irreconcilable, Jordan and Egypt still managed to come to an agreement. But Israel either hopes that with Iran it is possible to pull off the same corps de ballet as with Syria. Or they simply cannot blather against the policy of their "big daddy" from across the ocean. But if you leave Hamas without Iran's help, it is unlikely that it will pose a serious threat.

      The application went for a number of reasons - several major military defeats of the closest neighbors and a common patron ... Israel cannot inflict a military defeat on Iran (at least there is no common border), there is no common patron either ... and even economic and diplomatic sanctions cannot force Iran go to a truce - Iran will have a pool of sanctions ...
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 17 May 2021 08: 02
        +4
        several major military defeats of the closest neighbors and a common patron ...

        it only proves that patriotism is easily bought and that money does not smell.
        and even economic and diplomatic sanctions will not force Iran to agree to a truce - Iran will have a pool of sanctions ...

        why force, if you can always agree. The Jews changed their historical strategy, and it was she who helped them survive for millennia.
        1. parma
          parma 17 May 2021 08: 30
          +5
          Quote: Ka-52
          it only proves that patriotism is easily bought and that money does not smell.

          The defeats showed that, for example, for Egypt 1) the USSR is unable to provide either economic or military superiority over Israel, supported by the United States, 2) "protection" of restless Palestinian co-religionists does not bring Egypt anything good at all
          For Jordan, not only does the war for co-religionists do not bring anything good, but also these same co-religionists begin to establish their own rules at a party ...
          The patriots (loving and caring for their country) defeated the relegators, and were not bought ...
          Quote: Ka-52
          why force, if you can always agree. The Jews changed their historical strategy, and it was she who helped them survive for millennia.

          The position of Iran for the last half a century (like any other Hamas) is the complete and unconditional destruction of Israel as a state ... you cannot agree with them ... this is also like Stalin trying to negotiate with Hitler after the beginning of the Second World War ...
          1. Ka-52
            Ka-52 17 May 2021 09: 04
            +5
            1) the USSR is unable to ensure either economic or military superiority over Israel, supported by the United States,

            The USSR IMHO did not set the task of suppressing Israel either militarily or economically. Do not mix everything into a mess. Of all the Arab-Israeli wars, the USSR actively helped in only one - in the Yom Kippur War, 1973. In other cases, the Arabs were on their own. In 1973, the USSR provided military assistance to Egypt in political interests. And they did not set the task of defeating Israel
            The patriots (loving and caring for their country) defeated the relegators, and were not bought ...

            I'll never believe it. Such processes by themselves, and even within the framework of one generation, never occur by themselves.
            Iran's position for the last half a century (like any other Hamas) is the complete and unconditional destruction of Israel as a state ...

            this is a typical pattern that is hung on the ears of listeners of politics, either directly or through the media.
            you can't negotiate with them ...

            of course you can’t, if you don’t try. And Uncle Sam does not order to try.
            how did Stalin try to negotiate with Hitler after the beginning of the Second World War ...

            And what, the tank wedges of the Iranian tank armada are already near Tel Aviv? that the comparison is clumsy. In the case of the possibility of peace between Stalin and Hitler in the first year of the war, Churchill's phrase fits well: “You cannot come to an agreement with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.” This does not at all fit the Iran-Israel situation.
            1. parma
              parma 17 May 2021 09: 47
              +3
              Quote: Ka-52
              The USSR IMHO did not set the task of suppressing Israel either militarily or economically. Do not mix everything into a mess. Of all the Arab-Israeli wars, the USSR actively helped in only one - in the Yom Kippur War, 1973. In other cases, the Arabs were on their own. In 1973, the USSR provided military assistance to Egypt in political interests. And they did not set the task of defeating Israel

              Yes, this is exclusively your humble opinion ... maybe Soviet specialists in Egypt were from the second half of the 50s to the mid-70s ... including in one way or another they participated in the bd .. during this period, Egypt actively competed with Israel for economic and military superiority ... so yes, there was no direct goal to suppress Israel, the task was to make Egypt the strongest regional power, then Egypt realized that it was not worth fighting, and went to the United States, which, it seems to me, does not regret still...
              Quote: Ka-52
              I'll never believe it. Such processes by themselves, and even within the framework of one generation, never occur by themselves.

              And who said it yourself? There were very good teachers - the Israeli armed forces, who showed that there were no soldiers among the Egyptians (and in general Arabs) ... about the same as in 1917 (but then the managers were not very good)
              Quote: Ka-52
              this is a typical pattern that is hung on the ears of listeners of politics, either directly or through the media.

              For many years Israel has withdrawn its forces from the gaza sector, liquidated settlements, but almost immediately Hamas seized power there and stuffed the local population with cartoons about wonderful suicide bombers under the age of 14, while living on international grandees ... they are so peaceful and beautiful, these Palestinians who tried to stage a coup in Jordan, and Egypt fenced off from them more than the Jews ...
              Quote: Ka-52
              of course you can’t, if you don’t try. And Uncle Sam does not order to try.

              Have you tried it with Iran? with almost everyone except Syria and Iran ...
              Quote: Ka-52
              And what, the tank wedges of the Iranian tank armada are already near Tel Aviv? that the comparison is clumsy. In the case of the possibility of peace between Stalin and Hitler in the first year of the war, Churchill's phrase is well suited: "You cannot come to an agreement with a tiger when your head is in its mouth."

              There are no tank wedges, but there are Iranian weapons and military experts in Syria, the Gaza Strip and Lebanon ... well, the official position of Iran is also there ...
              1. Ka-52
                Ka-52 17 May 2021 10: 06
                +2
                mk Soviet specialists in Egypt were from the second half of the 50s to the mid-70s ... including in one way or another participated in the bd ..

                putting the "=" sign between the presence of military experts and a loud statement about the USSR's desire to dominate Israel militarily and economically is not very reasonable. Remember, to begin with, the main tasks of military specialists: training the national army's crews in the use of military equipment. Training of local engineering personnel in the maintenance of the supplied equipment. Repair of equipment and supply of spare parts. Training of the command staff of the national army in the framework of operational-tactical interaction. These are the tasks of military experts. And you read somewhere about Soviet air defense calculations and now you have no other idea
                Have I tried with Iran I will not say, I have not heard ...

                that's where we had to start.
                There are no tank wedges, but there are Iranian weapons and military experts in Syria, the Gaza Strip and Lebanon ... well, the official position of Iran is also there ...

                the Iranian position is as follows, because (including) it is thoroughly heated up by the position of Israel. And the position of Israel is in line with the position of the United States. So the circle is closed.
                1. parma
                  parma 17 May 2021 10: 39
                  +3
                  Quote: Ka-52
                  putting the "=" sign between the presence of military experts and a loud statement about the USSR's desire to dominate Israel militarily and economically is not very reasonable. Remember, to begin with, the main tasks of military specialists: training the national army's crews in the use of military equipment. Training of local engineering personnel in the maintenance of the supplied equipment. Repair of equipment and supply of spare parts. Training of the command staff of the national army in the framework of operational-tactical interaction. These are the tasks of military experts. And you read somewhere about Soviet air defense calculations and now you have no other idea

                  In the name of the resource, the first word is like military, that's why I wrote specifically about military cooperation, but there was also civilian ... these were several enterprises (including metallurgical), and energy facilities, and many more were built by Soviet specialists ... even the good old AK was assembled in Egypt (it seems to be still assembled) ...
                  Quote: Ka-52
                  the Iranian position is as follows, because (including) it is thoroughly heated up by the position of Israel. And the position of Israel is in line with the position of the United States. So the circle is closed

                  And what is Israel's position? They went to meet the Palestinians at one time, even more actively than they are now in Jordan and Egypt (although it seems like all Arabs and faithful), they reconciled with everyone who wanted to, even by striking, they notify the residents ... I can certainly be wrong, but in my opinion the position Israel looks like “don't touch us and we will not touch you, climb up - we will level your cities to the ground” ... this is the position of the Faberge leadership, I remember this was also the case in the early 00s ...
                  1. Ka-52
                    Ka-52 17 May 2021 11: 02
                    +4
                    Oh, and there was a civilian ... these were several enterprises (including metallurgical), and energy facilities, and many more were built by Soviet specialists

                    Yes. And Aswan also built a metallurgical plant. But I still do not understand what is the attempt to dominate the USSR over Israel? The USSR tried to flirt with the Arabs in the region against the United States. In those years, the world resembled the clothing market in the 90s, where two organized crime groups all the time shared spheres of influence. But these were the USSR and the USA. Israel was not a rival for the USSR.
                    but in my opinion the position of Israel looks like this "do not touch us and we will not touch you, climb up - we will level your cities to the ground" ...

                    not very far-sighted. Because they are dealing with a guerrilla movement. And it is not sensitive to repression. History should have taught that. Read Harry Harrison, Indomitable Planet. Very similar.
                    1. parma
                      parma 17 May 2021 12: 20
                      +1
                      Quote: Ka-52
                      Yes. And Aswan also built a metallurgical plant. But I still do not understand what is the attempt to dominate the USSR over Israel? The USSR tried to flirt with the Arabs in the region against the United States. In those years, the world resembled the clothing market in the 90s, where two organized crime groups all the time shared spheres of influence. But these were the USSR and the USA. Israel was not a rival for the USSR.

                      The attempt was that the protégé of the union was dominant in the Middle East, no economy, no military force could achieve this, therefore they developed Egypt comprehensively ... but the weakness of the Egyptian gaskets between the controls and the seats in military equipment buried all efforts ...
                      Quote: Ka-52
                      not very far-sighted. Because they are dealing with a guerrilla movement. And it is not sensitive to repression. History should have taught that. Read Harry Harrison, Indomitable Planet. Very similar.

                      Israel plays very tenderly with the Gaza Strip ... even on its border there is no complete blockade, well, a warning before a strike saves many lives of the terrorists themselves ...
                      1. Ka-52
                        Ka-52 17 May 2021 12: 40
                        +5
                        The attempt was to ensure that the protégé of the union was dominant in the Middle East, no economy, no military force could achieve this, therefore they developed Egypt comprehensively ..

                        where did you get this from? Explain how the Plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU determined such a long-term strategy for the "development of Egypt"? In my opinion, you are drawing these castles out of thin air. To make it clear to you WHAT was going on then, imagine Egypt in the place of Armenia (only without the CSTO). Yes, we had a program to help the "brotherly people" of Egypt, but without a strategy. They provided assistance, supplied equipment (military equipment), built, developed. In the same way, there were throwing of the Egyptian rulers here and there (as in present-day Armenia). But the tasks were not set to make Egypt the leader of the Middle East, just as the tasks were not set to make Armenia a leader among the countries of the Caucasus. The main task is the loyalty of countries to promote their policies in the region. We didn't need a strong Egypt, maybe there was also Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc.
                        Israel plays very gently with the Gaza Strip ...

                        during such a long correspondence today you have not reached the most important thing - it is pointless to play with Gaza. If Israel wants to defeat Hamas, it only needs its support from donor countries
                    2. vladcub
                      vladcub 17 May 2021 14: 44
                      +4
                      "Israel was not a rival for the USSR," and he was not a rival. Rather an ally of an opponent
                      1. Snail N9
                        Snail N9 17 May 2021 16: 47
                        +5
                        Funny. Israel arose precisely thanks to Stalin. And by the way, the USSR provided Israel with support until one time ... the Israelis know until what time, but they do not like to remember it ... wink
                      2. vladcub
                        vladcub 18 May 2021 16: 12
                        +1
                        We also preferred to keep silent about such episodes.
          2. indy424
            indy424 15 July 2021 19: 39
            0
            "Of all the Arab-Israeli wars, the USSR actively helped only in one - the Yom Kippur War, 1973. In other cases, the Arabs were on their own."
  5. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 17 May 2021 10: 29
    0
    Quote: Ka-52
    But Israel either hopes that with Iran it is possible to pull off the same corps de ballet as with Syria.

    what kind of "corps de ballet"? Launch "Persian Spring"?
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 17 May 2021 11: 09
      +4
      "Persian Spring" is an ideal plot, worked out, reliable and cheap. A military invasion (as in the case of Iraq) is also not bad for Israel, but more expensive and troublesome
  6. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 17 May 2021 12: 37
    +3
    Quote: Ka-52
    Israel should try to start a peaceful dialogue with Iran

    How can you start a dialogue with someone who, in principle, does not agree to talk to you, who even issued a law declaring any contact a criminal offense ??? belay
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 18 May 2021 04: 34
      +1
      How can you start a dialogue with someone who, in principle, does not agree to talk to you, who even issued a law declaring any contact a criminal offense ???

      nonsense. there is nothing permanent in the world. The irreconcilable rulers are leaving, the more flexible in politics come. If conditions are created for negotiations, sooner or later they will take place. But the problem is that the rejection of Iran in Israel itself is cultivated as an aggressor country. As in our neighboring Ukraine. It has become a political instrument and therefore will continue to exist.
    2. Roman_vh
      Roman_vh 19 May 2021 13: 27
      -2
      Remind me how many politicians or scientists have Iranians killed in Israel? And at the same time, how many strategic or military targets have they bombed?
      I am not against Israel and certainly not for Iran.
      Israel's nuclear program is of no interest to anyone, and everyone is not lazy about Iran. I understand the "chosen" people, but the neighbors do not like it very much. And all these tricks of Egypt, Jordan and Arabia, they are for the time being. Once the Big Daddy's bridle looses, things will start all over again.
  • avia12005
    avia12005 17 May 2021 05: 51
    +3
    Everything is obvious: in itself, even the most advanced air defense is not capable of withstanding massive raids of cheap primitive missiles. Without strikes against launchers and command posts, such threats cannot be eliminated.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 17 May 2021 06: 13
      +4
      Quote: avia12005
      massive raids of cheap primitive missiles.

      The time of primitive rockets is running out ...
      1. Olddetractor
        Olddetractor 17 May 2021 10: 09
        +3
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        The time of primitive rockets is running out ...

        Sorry, I can't resist. Making way for the times of other cheap and primitive missiles
  • The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 17 May 2021 06: 26
    +1
    Thanks to the author for a short, but rather detailed excursion on a topical topic.
    1. Professor
      Professor 17 May 2021 07: 15
      +11
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Thanks to the author for a short, but rather detailed excursion on a topical topic.

      Short yes, detailed no.








      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 17 May 2021 09: 23
        +1
        I wonder how the Palestinians live .. how do they make money? Do they work at all?
        1. Professor
          Professor 17 May 2021 09: 32
          +5
          Quote: 30 vis
          I wonder how the Palestinians live .. how do they make money? Do they work at all?

          Very important question. They live exclusively on handouts. For example, the UN Committee on Palestine Refugees employs (attention !!!) 30 people. Will the problem of the so-called "Palestinian refugees"?
          The money is paid to Gaza by the UN, the US, the EU and Qatar who donate $ 30 in cash every month.

          PS
          Speaking of Fylystyn drones:
          1. Liam
            Liam 17 May 2021 09: 38
            +3
            Quote: Professor
            Money is paid to Gaza by the UN, US, EU and Qatar

            You forgot to mention Israel itself, which provides Gaza with infrastructure.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 17 May 2021 12: 00
              +7
              What to do? If you do not help them build treatment facilities,
              for example, then all g ... from Gaza will spread throughout the entire eastern part
              Mediterranean Sea. And on Israeli beaches and Egyptian.
          2. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 17 May 2021 10: 34
            +3
            Quote: Professor
            The money is paid to Gaza by the UN, the US, the EU and Qatar who donate $ 30 in cash every month.

            There is also a "glass wool and a faithful Putin":

            Quote: Narak-zempo
            I myself sometimes chase them through bitcoin, so it's nice to think that my penny has fallen on someone's head.
            1. Professor
              Professor 17 May 2021 10: 42
              0
              Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
              Quote: Professor
              The money is paid to Gaza by the UN, the US, the EU and Qatar who donate $ 30 in cash every month.

              There is also a "glass wool and a faithful Putin":

              Quote: Narak-zempo
              I myself sometimes chase them through bitcoin, so it's nice to think that my penny has fallen on someone's head.

              Yes, he succeeds for a cent ...
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 17 May 2021 08: 08
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Thanks to the author for a short, but rather detailed excursion on a topical topic.

      If we talk about news, then it seems to me that Ryabov is the best at giving reviews. Not without a flaw. But, really not bad.
  • Lord_Bran
    Lord_Bran 17 May 2021 07: 02
    +2
    Here, any system will drown if you launch several dozen missiles / drones at a time. The probability of interception, although high, is not equal to one (100 percent).
    1. agond
      agond 17 May 2021 08: 11
      +3
      If the Palestinians start winding their fiberglass rocket bodies, for example by hand on a spit, it will dramatically increase the range
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    3. Okolotochny
      Okolotochny 17 May 2021 11: 54
      +5
      I myself sometimes chase them through bitcoin, so it's nice to think that my penny has fallen on someone's head.

      Or I am strongly mistaken or smacks of an article of the Criminal Code.
    4. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 May 2021 12: 02
      +6
      "I myself sometimes call them through bitcoin" ///
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      You are not the only Nazi on the site. And there are many of them in the world.
      1. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 17 May 2021 12: 10
        -5
        Quote: voyaka uh
        You are not the only Nazi on the site. And there are many of them in the world.

        Nazis in Tel Aviv are sitting
  • bk0010
    bk0010 17 May 2021 10: 25
    0
    ATGMs are also widely used and UAVs find their place.
    Waste ATGMs on shelling? They are ? Didn't they try to crash into houses with cars? In terms of money and effect, the same goes.
  • fuffi
    fuffi 17 May 2021 10: 56
    0
    Quote: parma
    For many years Israel has withdrawn its forces from the gaza sector, liquidated settlements, but almost immediately Hamas seized power there and stuffed the local population with cartoons about wonderful suicide bombers under the age of 14, while living on international grandees ... they are so peaceful and beautiful, these Palestinians who tried to stage a coup in Jordan, and Egypt fenced off from them more than the Jews ...

    This is called a moderate opposition.
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 May 2021 13: 35
    +7
    Let's say that the Palestinians have such a rich arsenal. Where is it from, only through the Sinai. And who commands the bearded in Sinai. So the bearded ones in Syria can be covered by shooting at Assad's government troops, but at the Egyptian ones it is impossible. That's what I don't want, terrorism does not have borders With such a policy of Israel, for some reason, a deep feeling of sympathy for the Israelis does not arise. They made a choice, they have terrorists who are right who are against Russia and who are wrong who are against them and the United States. But a terrorist he alone wets all who he does not like, maybe bite the owner.
  • zenion
    zenion 17 May 2021 14: 12
    +5
    I listened to the verdict of the UN chief to the gas missiles. He forbade their use - they do not have a targeting system, are inaccurate and fly anywhere, which is prohibited by UN law. Not only I was surprised, but so were the others who listened to his report with a ban.
  • vladcub
    vladcub 17 May 2021 14: 28
    0
    Now I thought: why do they use: "cassemes" and prch, and not barrel artillery?
    Probably because 2-3 people with elementary training are in charge of "Kassem". Like: "struck a match and move", but with barrel artillery it is more difficult: you need a slightly trained crew.
    If Hamas starts using howitzers, then it will be worse: the "dome" may not react, and the damage will be higher.
    1. Konnick
      Konnick 17 May 2021 14: 42
      +3
      If Hamas starts using howitzers, then it will be worse: the "dome" may not react, and the damage will be higher.

      For shooting, suicide bombers are needed, and trained at least in deployment and loading. The missiles from the installations were launched and scattered, immediately responded, and with a cannon ... firstly, it is expensive at one time, and secondly, while it is being deployed in position, the UAV is already giving target designation.
      1. zenion
        zenion 17 May 2021 15: 13
        +1
        They have mortars that can be launched without approaching, but they do not use them, they are waiting for the army to enter Gaza. Two thousand Arab and non-Arab volunteers want to help the Gazans fight the TsAGAL. At least one smart thing was done in Israel - they did not send children to death. They said that an air war is much safer than an invasion of warriors. It was exactly the same when they began to fight with Lebanon. While the bombing was going on, everything was fine, when the troops were brought in, they were shocked in the tail and mane, tanks and vehicles were on fire.
  • Simple
    Simple 17 May 2021 16: 22
    +1
    ...............
  • zenion
    zenion 17 May 2021 16: 34
    -2
    Everything is dark as in a basement. Mostly houses in Gaza are destroyed, and rockets are launched from houses. Now it turns out that the Gazans are launching rockets from the sites. A clean area and in a few minutes - launchers and missiles fly. Here you need to find out, either from houses, or from sites.
  • yfast
    yfast 17 May 2021 17: 02
    +4
    Quote: Professor

    Short yes, detailed no.

    The pictures of peaceful houses are not visible. And are there any peaceful people there at all (considering that they don't seem to consider women to be people)?
  • isv000
    isv000 17 May 2021 22: 24
    -1
    If sugar, saltpeter and pipes of various sizes are supplied to Gaza in a timely manner, then the Jews will soon have nothing to do with anti-missiles. They have already asked Shere Khan for 780 green yards of high-precision weapons, apparently they have shot their supplies ...
  • Evil 55
    Evil 55 18 May 2021 04: 36
    -1
    Well, of course, Hamas is to blame for everything ... And the author is modestly silent about the root causes of this confrontation.
  • Alexander Myasnikov
    Alexander Myasnikov 18 May 2021 20: 44
    +1
    Israel protects its people.
    1. zenion
      zenion 26 May 2021 17: 33
      -1
      They are not defending all of Israel, but one Israelite.
  • zenion
    zenion 26 May 2021 17: 32
    -1
    The fact that Palestinians from Gaza are shelling Israel is bad, very bad. But if they did it, then someone in Israel really needed it. Fear made me do it because that is the price to sit in a chair, not on a bench.