From Tehran to Jerusalem via Gaza: A Hamas rocket’s trajectory

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Scott Peterson

“When Israel and the militant Islamic group Hamas agreed to a cease-fire last week, ending 11 days of airstrikes and rocket fire, both sides claimed victory. So did Iran. Hamas’ patrons in Tehran have shepherded the radical Palestinian organization’s weapons program for over two decades. This week they celebrated the recent fighting as evidence of another leap in Hamas’[s] military capabilities. ‘The reality is that a new Palestine has emerged which is not fighting with rocks, but with rockets,’ boasted Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards. The unprecedented barrage that Hamas and the smaller Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fired at Israel fits a pattern that Iran is seeking to inscribe across the Middle East through its support for Hezbollah in Lebanon, Houthi rebels in Yemen, and militias in Iraq and Syria.” (06/01/21)