Monday, January 02, 2006

Palestinians Smuggle Anti-Aircraft Missiles Into Gaza

Israel's Shin Bet security agency believes that Palestinian militants smuggled anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles into the Gaza Strip following the Israeli pullout in September. Shin Bet says that the anti-aircraft missiles are mainly intended to be used against Israeli military aircraft, but their presence endangers civilian aviation as well.
"The presence of anti-aircraft missiles in Gaza considerably heightens the threat against Israeli aircraft, both military and civilian," the report said. "It also increases the risk that such weaponry will enter the West Bank where it will present a significant threat to Israeli aviation."
It seems likely that the brave jihadi babyhunters will find civilian targets more to their liking; after all, a 747 can't shoot back.