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Israel Bombed Sudan Arms Factory Over Flow of Advanced Rockets to Hamas

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 22, 2012 @ 11:59 am In The Point | 1 Comment

Around this time last month, a Sudanese arms plant went up in flames in what the genocidal state of Sudan claimed was an Israeli attack. Now there may be an explanation for why Israel would have gone after Sudan.

Sudan has played a key role in arming Hamas militants with sophisticated Iranian-made rockets, experts said.

The Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) principal objective in Gaza is to rid Palestinian terrorists of sophisticated Iranian-produced rockets that are capable of striking deep into Israel’s heartland, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

These rockets originated in Sudan and were then smuggled into Gaza with Iran’s help, sources said.

The existence of these advanced Fajr-5 rockets reveals the deepening ties between Iran and its terrorist proxies in Gaza and Sudan, where the rockets were housed before shipment.

“To put it simply, it was Iranian-made Fajr-5s, imported via Sudan, that prompted this war,” said Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. “Iran’s fingerprints are all over this.”

Considering the range of these rockets and the Iranian connection, it would be no surprise that Israel would have launched such an operation, particularly since allowing Iran a base in Sudan could have led to a pipeline for even more dangerous weapons.

Here incidentally is how the Sunday Times described that attack.

Eight Israeli F-15I planes — four carrying two one-ton bombs, escorted by four fighters — struck the giant Yarmouk factory on the southwestern outskirts of Khartoum, the capital, in the early hours of Wednesday.


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