facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Israel fears terrorists might get missiles

Aug. 30, 2011 at 6:05 AM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli defense officials said Tuesday they fear new anti-tank missiles from Iran may be transferred to Hamas in Gaza or Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Unnamed officials told The Jerusalem Post they fear the missiles will be used against Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers.

On Monday, IRNA, Iran's state news agency, reported that Iranian Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi said mass production had begun on portable missiles with a warhead capable of destroying targets at a distance of nearly a mile and able to penetrate almost a foot of reinforced steel in armored vehicles.

© 2011 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.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback