Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Iran gives Fajr-5 missile technology to Hamas.(TI).Iran didn't send weapons to the Gaza Strip, but is proud to announce that gave Fajr-5 missile technology to Hamas, chief commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran (IRGC) Mohammad Jafari told reporters on Wednesday, Youth Journalists Club agency reported. Jafari said a lot of this kind of missiles was produced until now and Hamas have enough of them. According to him, Iran is ready to share its experience with all the oppressed Muslim peoples. Israeli army is conducting an operation against the Gaza Strip for a week. The Government of Israel has announced that it is ready to launch a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Some 140 Palestinians, mostly civilians were killed during the operation.
Missile attacks on the capital, Tel Aviv and other cities with use of Fajr-5 missiles were carried out in response to Israel's actions in Gaza.“The Palestinian people must be aware of their rights and the duty of countries to support them,” Mehmanparast added.
When asked how the rockets had reached Gaza, Mehmanparast said that question should be asked to Israeli intelligence officials.
Iran had previously appeared to try to distance itself from comments by Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Iran’s Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, who praised Hamas in a speech at the weekend for using Iranian- made Fajr-5 rockets.
In response to Nasrallah’s remarks, senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi denied Iran was sending missiles to Hamas.
However, on Monday the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad said that Iran has supplied Gaza “resistance” groups with weapons and missiles.
Ziyad Nakhleh told Iran’s state-owned Al-Alam Arabic news channel on Monday that the terror group had Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 rockets.
“These missiles have restored the Palestinian people their dignity,” Al-Alam quoted Nakhleh as saying.
According to Al-Alam, Nakhleh stressed that the missiles had come from “our allies and our brothers in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”Read the full story here, more here.