facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gaza militants show off new rocket

Aug. 14, 2008 at 12:06 PM   |   Comments

GAZA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A militant group in Gaza says it is building longer-range rockets that Israel says would be a violation of their cease-fire agreement.

In a rare display of militant public relations, the Popular Resistance Committees showed off its training techniques, a rocket factory and what was said to be a new rocket capable of hitting Israel to CNN and other journalists.

The missile, called the Nasser-4, can travel 16 miles, double the range of the Nasser-3. The longer range would enable the rockets to reach larger Israeli cities such as Ashkelon and

Ashdod, the militants said.

If this is true, Israel said, the rockets would represent a violation of the 6-month-old Egyptian-brokered truce.

"If the cease-fire is just a front for extremists in Gaza to rearm and regroup, of course we have the right to act," Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told CNN.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
2
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt
3
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
4
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
5
Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback