Israeli Commandos Intercept Iranian Rockets w/100+ Mile Range Meant for Israeli Cities (VIDEO)

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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It would be interesting to learn whether Medea Benjamin and the whole Code Pink Gaza sideshow was an attempt to distract Israel while their Iranian and Hamas allies smuggled more weapons into Israel.

If so, it didn’t work.

The rocket smuggling plot involved a circuitous series of connections involving Sudan, Syria, Iran and Iraq.

From Tehran the shipment was moved to Bandar Abbas Port in southern Iran, and subsequently loaded onto a civilian vessel, the KLOS-C.

From Bandar Abbas the KLOS-C sailed to Umm Qasr Port in Iraq. It was loaded with more containers, all holding bags of cement – another attempt to complete the falsification and obscure the Iranian connection. The ship then headed towards Port Sudan, but was intercepted by Israeli naval forces, including missile ships and the Naval Commando (Shayetet 13) who boarded it in the Red Sea. Were it not for that, the ship would have docked in Port Sudan and the rockets would have been transferred via land, through the Sinai Peninsula and directly to the hands of terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.

Armed with the M-302 rockets, terror groups in Gaza had the means to threaten millions of Israeli citizens, as well as strategic locations such as Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Israel’s coastal gas fields.

Armed with the M-302 rockets, terror groups in Gaza had the means to threaten millions of Israeli citizens, as well as strategic locations such as Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Israel’s coastal gas fields.

“The M302 in its most advanced model can strike over 100 miles, and if they would have reached Gaza, ultimately that would have meant millions of Israelis under threat,” he said.

The Weaponry

- M-302 C: Has a strike range of 140 km (85 miles) from sea level, and a range of 160 km (100 miles) when launched from one kilometer above sea level.Its warhead is 140 kilograms.

- M-302 D: Has a strike range of 160 km (100 miles) from sea level, and a range of 180 km (110 miles) when launched from one kilometer above sea level, for instance. Its warhead is 144 kilograms.

- M-302 E: Has a strike range of 200 km (125 miles) from sea level, and a range of 215 km (130 miles) when launched from one kilometer above sea level, for instance from southern Syria or Lebanon. Its warhead is 125 kilograms.

“At a time when Iran is talking with world powers, is smiling and uttering pleasantries, it is also sending deadly weapons to terrorist organizations – via an elaborate network of secret operations around that world that aim to funnel rockets, missiles and other deadly weapons to be used to harm innocent civilians,” Netanyahu said. “This is the real Iran, and this country must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. We will continue to do everything we must to protect the citizens of Israel.”

Just as Obama and Kerry will continue doing everything they can to appease Iran and endanger Israeli citizens.

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  • JacksonPearson

    I’m glad Israel’s staying on top of Iran, and especially arms shipments to Gaza. Israel should be pounding the UN about this confiscation.

    Another reason for Israel to continue building settlements, and whatever they deem fit on the West Bank. Israel shouldn’t negotiate an inch of the West Bank away that would form another neighboring terrorist state PERIOD

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Jackson Pearson Akbarson!

    • iluvisrael

      You’re d@mn right.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    Excellent work by the Israeli government and military.

    We’re talking about a warhead of about 140 pounds (if I remember my conversion tables, correctly). That’s a lot of high explosive to come down in a neighborhood. For example, my spotter in Vietnam was literally ripped in half by a 152mm Howitzer shell (the top half of his body landing in a tree, 50 feet away). This weapon had a 85-lb warhead.

    Let a 140-pound warhead come down in the closed quarters of streets, or in a building, and the explosive effect would be magnified.

    Once again, good work. Find a good location and fire them back at the Iranians …

    • Raymond_in_DC

      The 125 kg warhead of the longest-range M-302 E is equivalent to 275 pounds. The 175 kg warhead of the older and shorter-range M-302 A and B is equivalent to 385 pounds. Either, with the kinetic energy of the missile itself is enough to level a large building.

      Great job by Israeli intelligence, which tracked this shipment from the Syrian airport until its capture in the Red Sea, and Israel’s naval commandos. I’m looking forward to the ship being refitted to serve Israel’s growing trade with Asia.

    • Eric Martin

      Not your land jew.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        You have no clue who you’re talking to.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        I shall acquaint you with whom you’re talking …

        I’m an American who is half-Comanche and half-white. My European origins are German and Irish. I’m a Methodist, by religion.

        So, you might ask why I care about Israel?

        I admire them and their determination to make a place in the world that is for the Jewish people. I’ve supported them, in the past, and I shall continue to do so. Whether you or the world’s leftists like it, the situation on the ground is what it is. Indeed, I enjoy stuffing the reality of Israel down the throats of “people” like you.

        You’re not a Jew, either, so shut your pie-hole, you Jacka$$ …

        • Drakken

          Well stated and Amen!

        • Eric Martin

          Your Indian side must love having it’s land taken from it from colonial powers. They didn’t fight for their land. they snuck up and robbed it from it’s true owners.

          What a stupid reply by a dumb christian indian. Dumb hypocrite. Next time don’t mention your Indian pedigree. Makes you look low in stature.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Makes me look low in stature? What? Are you a racist?

            Actually, most Comanches left the reservation, early in the 20th Century. Why? They wished for a better life, and so they assimilated. They became Americans. They’ve done better, on average, than most fully-white Americans. And they didn’t fall into the trap of the DEM reservation.

            Colonial powers? You’re talking about ancient history, boy. What matters most is what’s happening now.

            At this point, you should get away from your computer in your dad’s basement, get yourself an education … like I did … and get a good job. That is, get yourself a good job IF your masters in Washington leave any …

          • Lea

            I actually mistook you for someone who could make an argument, now I see you are to all intents and purposes, a muslim troll.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Indeed, I shall take another direction with you, Jew-hater, than my first comment.

        If I were a Jew, that would make it my land. There’s people on this website more qualified to explain that to you, so I’ll leave it to them. Enjoy!

  • Horace Yo

    The right thing to do is return these lost items to their original owners, and to save time, to just launch them from the appropriate distance.

    • Lea

      You should go join them.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Lea, I don’t understand your comment. Join the original owners? Join the missiles? What?

        • Lea

          the jihadists islamist psychopaths

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            That helps, a little. Are you saying the Horace should go and join the jihadists? I took his comment to mean that he wanted to return the missiles to their original owners by firing them at those “owners”.

          • Lea

            sorry, then I must have misunderstood, thinking he meant that they should just give the missiles back. Thanks for correcting me, sometimes I just get carried away.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Join the club, when it comes to getting carried away!

  • 11johnmac66

    Great job done by Israeli intelligence and IDF.

    • Eric Martin

      Not your land.

      • 11johnmac66

        And what’s that got to do with my opinion on the situation…And it certainly is not the Iranians land. ( I note you are not one to stick a sock in it when commenting on situations around the world even though ”its not your land”…apply it to yourself!!!

        • Lea

          I suspect Eric Martin to be a undercover muslim.

          • 11johnmac66

            Yeah I think your right.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Whose land is it?

      • Drakken

        Sure it is, the Israeli’s won it fair and square in war that you goddamn ragheads started, to the victors go the spoils and you lost and you whine about it.

        • 11johnmac66

          And whats more, if the shoe was on the other foot – like it was for the last thousand years before the collapse of the Ottoman Empire the Muslims or Islamists would in no way by complaining or objecting to the fact that they took over a land by force… which is in their double ‘think’ justified…i.e. if another does it to me they are wrong but if I by the decree of my religion should do that same thing onto them it is justified.
          ( notwithstanding the fact that the Jews of the Levant are simply [re] asserting their RIGHT to self determination after so long under the oppressive boots of Islamic dominance…)

  • Lea

    The enemy of Israel is the enemy of you and me, even if you are a muslim.

    • Eric Martin

      WTF. Israel – fake colonial state.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        You meant to say “colonial state” is a fake grievance.

      • Drakken

        Thank God for colonialism, in fact we need to bring it back! Suck it up muzzy lover.

      • Lea

        Muslims colonised other peoples countries since 1400 years ago, and still are.

        • Eric Martin

          Ha, make the analogy to empires of the past are we.

          Fake state supported by the UK and USA.

          • Lea

            The only purpose for Fakestine is to wage UNHOLY JIHAD on the Jews, as the muslims have been doing for 1400 years already. It is a ideological war, not a humanitarian crisis, only idiots deny this. Listen to the Fakestinian rhetoric, and hear what is being said and done. ISLAM is intolerant, that is why we cannot tolerate it. The muslims are also responsible for plunging the world into the Dark Ages, and it is threatening to do this again to Western Civilisation. Fakestinians don’t only hate Jews and want to eliminate Israel, they feel exactly the same way about the USA and Europe.

          • Eric Martin

            Why do you bring up Islam? China , Russian and many other religions don’t like what Israel does or even recognize it.

            Palestine is the real deal. Israel is not a real country and can’t even support itself without help from the USA.

          • Lea

            Perhaps China should take a look at what they have been and are doing to the Tibetans, serious atrocities there, we won’t mention all the other human rights abuses. As for Russia, they seem to be on the side of legitimate governments not on the side of the psychotic muslim jihadists since Putin supports Assad, he has more wisdom than Obama. I think Putin is fully aware of the threat of the Islamist agenda for world domination, that is why he is safeguarding Crimea from the muslim tartars who are at the heart of the violent overthrow of Ukraine’s government. Islam is the root of most, if not all, the wars and humanitarian crises in the world, that is why I bring up Islam, and I now suspect that you are a muslim yourself.
            Fakestine is unreal and it should never and would never have happened if it were not for the obvious fact that the Muslim Ummah are sacrificing them in their UNHOLY JIHAD on the Jews in their lust for Jerusalem. If not for this evil militant political ideology, there would be no so called “refugee” matter, and the common peoples would already be integrated into normal lives again, like all other refugees have to do, even with far less assistance.
            Israel is more viable and has greater qualities than all the countries around it and then some more. Your wish for Israel to not exist is rooted in your hatred for the Jews due to your koranic beliefs.

          • 11johnmac66

            Bring up Islam and lets have a good look at it. I know we will have plenty of absolute Ugliness to see, And that which is fueling the problem for Israel. ( the only country that is of worth in the Mid-East for LIBERTY to its diverse population – as you know well. )

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          There you go! I’m starting to understand you, now.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Fake colonial state?

        Israel is reality, on the ground, whether you or the muzzies like it. That’s what you can’t stand. There’s nothing you can do of it, short of an Iranian nuclear strike that would take out … not only Jews … but Muslims, also.

        Israel is reality. Yours is only a dream …

  • wileyvet

    Israel has no choice but to stay on top. They have been doing it for over 70 years. Seventy years of defending itself against murderous Muslims, and despotic regimes, yet the world doesn’t even blink. Instead they have been the number one recipient of United Nations condemnations and resolutions. Iran is Obama’s negotiating partner while Israel is supposed to accept whatever crumbs he wishes to deign to give to her. To trust this administrations word on security for Israel is like the Czechs counting on England and France.

  • truebearing

    Just think of how many M-302s Iran can make now that Obama has handed billions of dollars to them. That appeasement strategy sure brings swift dividends…if world war is your idea of a payoff.

  • http://www.twitter.com/changeirannow Change Iran Now

    The seizure of the arms shipment is a wake-up call for Washington. Sadly, Obama and Kerry are too besotted with their hopes for détente with Iran to listen to reason. The true nature of the regime in Tehran is not
    peaceful.