Iranian Revolutionary Guards overseeing Gaza missile fire
TEL AVIV ó Advisers from Iranís Revolutionary Guard Units are in the Gaza Strip helping to oversee the firing of long range rockets by jihadist groups there, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The information comes as the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad group today claim responsibility for what it said was missile fire at Tel Aviv. The organization has claimed it had fired Iranian Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv.
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Earlier today, one rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in Rishon Letzion, some 7 miles south of Tel Aviv. About three hours later another explosion was heard in the Tel Aviv area. No causalties were reported in either Tel Aviv or Rishon Leztion. Hamasís so-called military wing took credit for the rocket Rishon Leztion rocketing.
Since yesterday, Israelís Iron Dome anti-missile defense system has intercepted 105 rockets, while 274 rockets have struck Israel, mostly in cities near the Gaza Strip.
Posted by: Steve White 2012-11-17