New Iranian rocket smuggled into Gaza could threaten IDF defenses including Iron Dome

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad was referring to a new artillery rocket from Iran when its Al-Qods wing claimed to have wrecked the Ashkelon house on Tuesday, Nov. 13 with a new weapon. Neither the IDF spokesman nor any other Israeli official disclosed that at least one of the 470 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in 48 hours had been supplied by Tehran to its Palestinian proxy with instructions to start using it. Jihad did not name the weapon except to say it had medium range.

However, DEBKAfile sources can identify it as a Falaq-2 with a range of 11km and 333mm caliber, manufactured at the Shahid Bagheri Industries complex which is part of Iran’s aerospace industries. It is designed to destroy defense systems, such as artillery emplacements, Iron Dome batteries, armored force concentrations – whether over ground or in trenches, as well as combat engineering equipment and command centers. The Iranian rocket showed its destructive capabilities in Ashkelon, killing a Palestinian worker and injuring two women. On Thursday, Gen. Mohammed Baqeri, Iran’s chief of staff, gleefully praised “the [Palestinian] victory in the Gaza Strip as turning a new leaf for the resistance. Victories will continue until the Zionist entity is no more,” he crowed.

One of Falaq-2’s advantages is its mobility. It is not launched from stationary batteries, but from any combat 4×4 vehicle or jeep, each of which carries two rockets. The team activates stabilizers on either side of the vehicle before firing. Jihad secretly received the weapon from its Iranian masters two years ago but was only ordered to use it in the latest Palestinian rocket offensive on Israel, thereby enabling Iran to target its first Israeli civilian population.

The deployment of the Iranian Falaq-2 in the Gaza Strip confronts Israel’s security authorities with some hard questions:

  1. How was it smuggled into the Palestinian enclave?
  2. Why didn’t the IDF destroy the Falaq-2 stores in Gaza as soon as they were delivered – or later?
  3. Why didn’t the IDF warn the people living on the Gaza border that their homes faced this deadly threat?
  4. Why didn’t the IDF knock out the teams launching it?
  5. Why does Israel refrain from hitting Iranian targets in the region in retaliation?
  6. Is this why Avigdor Lieberman after quitting as defense minister, warned local leaders on the Gaza border that within a year the threat from Hamas and Jihad would be equal to that of Hizballah?



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44 thoughts on “New Iranian rocket smuggled into Gaza could threaten IDF defenses including Iron Dome

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 8:17 at 8:17

    No water, no electricity, no food deliveries if Gaza wishes to step up its aggression.

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 8:57 at 8:57

      Israel has all America’s highest caliber spy tech- ground penetrating radar, 24/7 satt surveillance, xray devices, sonar and heat seeking spy tech… Endless chemical trackers and density photo recon detectors etc, yet these bulky, unwieldy vehicles were snuck in? C’mon, enough w/ the b.s already. Did they drive or fly them in over 5 hostile countries or did Iran break the Gaza blockade and float them in on a life raft? What rubbish

      • Nov 17, 2018 @ 12:01 at 12:01

        READ: “One of Falaq-2’s advantages is its mobility. It is not launched from stationary batteries, but from any combat 4×4 vehicle or jeep”

        They didnt write that the Iranian vehicles were smuggled in. “ANY combat 4×4 or jeep”. And in any case according to other reports this missile was fired from a stationary platform. You can see images which Islamic Jihad supposedly posted to social media:

      • Nov 17, 2018 @ 16:21 at 16:21

        They could have all those nic\e jigs , they think they can fight with ;
        The war is analogue . it does not allow time for jigs to play role in any warfare –only somehow help it ,not fight with ipads .

      • Nov 17, 2018 @ 18:58 at 18:58

        Just proves Hamas and Iran have chosen to place their trusts, intellect, and efforts to remain great smugglers of weapons, spend money on weapons instead of education and prefer to remain merchants of death for the entire Middle East and their own People rather than be Beacons of Lights for their own People’s Life, Liberty, and Prosperity. These Rockets that meant to kill and the money spent on them are a means to an stony ending that will come back on Hamas, Iran’s People when they are proof they have tyrannical leaders that does not care about them or others, so long as they hold the Power. The Is lazy, dirty, and wrong leadership placing trusts in weapons of death and it won’t work, just proof they prefer making weapons instead of sharing and building wealth for their own people as they rage war on all that defend against them.

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 18:21 at 18:21

      No not gonna work not unless you want the whole world to boycott Israel starving and killing thousands of people who likey really have nothing to do with anything is probably not the answer in case you have not noticed the only real friend that Israel has is the US. and everybody hates them, Europe China, and most importantly Russia who have clearly clipped the IAFs wings over Syria and elsewhere and remember the Republicans just lost the house, Now is time for smart moves not knee jerk reactions?

      • Nov 17, 2018 @ 18:47 at 18:47

        Israel is not starving or killing anyone, Hamas is in total charge in Gaza and is in full control of all actions they choose to do and that is only on Hamas. Iran is proving again they have decided to build weapon systems to export throughout the Middle East with their Oil Revenues instead of sharing it with their own Persian People and that is only on the Ayatollah Regime Rule since 1979. The World is happy to support Iran so long as they benefit with trading arms and creating death for commerce and point fingers at everyone but themselves? Europe has been ruled by Predator Imperialism Monarchy Capitalism, Russia is a One Man Dictatorship, and Communists China has a One Party Communists Lifetime Emperor where the rule of Law does not apply to them. Only Israel and America are true Republics that elect their Leaders by the People and all are under the Rue of Law. Standing up to Absolute Power by Communists, Fascists, Terrorists, Theocratic Aristocrats, and Monarchists that choose to Break Laws while staying in Power is not a vice and that is what America and Israel has done for a long time.

        • Nov 18, 2018 @ 17:27 at 17:27

          very trues

      • Nov 18, 2018 @ 6:45 at 6:45

        Most of them hate us because of our support for the apartheid terrorist regime, and because our government has been hijacked by dual citizen Jews.

        • Nov 18, 2018 @ 10:24 at 10:24


          Who can blame them for that?

      • Nov 18, 2018 @ 17:34 at 17:34

        I think you are not serious. The so called S-300 or name it S-ten million is not a problem to IAF. You don’t know what you are talking about. That thing can be hit within seconds. Its only prudent that civilized nations Such as Israel will engage in diplomacy at all costs and at all levels,which is a perfect approach.

    • Nov 20, 2018 @ 23:58 at 23:58

      Yo no solo , no les doy agua, ni comida ni electricidad…¡¡ Los saco a todos los Palestruchos de ahí ¡¡ Y a todos los árabes, también…Y mando construir una ciudad israelí, totalmente nueva…No dejo ni un ladrillo en pie…¡¡

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 9:04 at 9:04

    this is a tactical threat. and because Israel is so small a strategic threat. time to hit Iran in Iran. use ballistic missiles not pilots. build many ballistic missiles.

    time to destroy the s-300s in Syria then hit Iran in Syria. war had been declared by Russia and Iran on Israel. the war of gog ie putin and magog ie iran had begun.

    this is very real and very dangerous.

    if you have to carpet bomb Gaza do it. screw the world as they let this happen. obama gave Iran billions and they used it to make these weapons.

    putin i hope gets assassinated soon he is a donkey ass. netanyahu must resign he is weak.

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 10:05 at 10:05

      If you look at the words Gog and magog in context. I mean like who they were when the words were written down. It would reflect Persia and Libya. if I am not mistaken. Back then, I really doubt those who lived in the middle east knew that Russia even existed.

      • Nov 17, 2018 @ 14:56 at 14:56

        Gog and Magog refer to the Synagogue of Satan which is the false Jews…

        • Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:53 at 15:53


        • Nov 17, 2018 @ 20:56 at 20:56

          Gog and Magog refer to the Mosques of Satan, one of which is the Al Aksa mosque occupying the Holy Ground of King Solomon’s Temple.

          Let Muslims keep their Mecca. Jerusalem belongs to the Jews forever, NEVER to Muslims.

      • Nov 18, 2018 @ 10:27 at 10:27

        Palestine is Part of Persia. Never forget that. You are squatting in Persia.

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:32 at 15:32

      I totally agree. Burn Gaza to the ground… attack Syria as well.

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 16:02 at 16:02

      You are in hysteria and you are stupid. do you live in Israel? If so you are advocating your death and your loved ones death.

    • Nov 18, 2018 @ 6:46 at 6:46

      LOL quit the lies, Zionist. Obama didn’t give Iran one nickel and you know it.

    • Nov 21, 2018 @ 0:02 at 0:02

      Si, para terminar ” el problema Palestino” , hay que destruir a IRÄN primero -y atacar a QATAR, también…-..Luego, sí ya con esos países destruídos….los Palestruchos no podrán más ” erosionar a ISRAEL…LO primero, es lo primero..¡¡ OBAMA, no le permitió hacerlo a Netanyhau ,hace 5 años atrás. Ahora SÏ, con TRUMP, se puede hacer..¡¡

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 11:20 at 11:20

    Amalek, the post churban, replacement theology cnt eyed jew, and the post churban, replacement theology jew eyed cnt. These are the enemies of the people, Israel. This is the head mercenary cannibal Hun, the Khagan, the so called, ‘Ruths child’, and his cannibal club cohorts.

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 23:53 at 23:53

      wtf are you babbling about fool? try engaging brain before operating keyboard.

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 12:20 at 12:20

    So, now iran openly admits that it is behind hitting Israel’s homeland? No wonder Lieberman quit. You dont start a war for no good reason – 400+ rockets PLUS this weapon means the jig is up. The Israeli government and IDF are W E A K. New leadership required some one with B A L L S.

    • Nov 18, 2018 @ 4:14 at 4:14

      It is time for Israel to directly attack and wipe out Iran.

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 14:04 at 14:04

    ”YEH” that is not NEWS that is well known HISTORY….Tell the Readers something New.???
    ..Nutanyahu and his MO-SO-SAD /IDF are WEAK Religious Clowns and Nutanyahu should be a Priest as he Talks the Talk But Can Not Walk The Walk, He is Full of Sermons but Very Short on Action Just like that Black Jew Hater Osama Obama…
    WEAKNESS and APPEASMENT is the BIGGEST Killer of all Times ESP…FOR the JEWS….Stand Up And Be Counted.???
    Have You Fools Learnt Nothing about WW2..
    Facts not WEAKNESS or Fiction.

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:02 at 15:02

    Israel controls one land boundary and the sea coast of Gaza, and Egypt controls another, shorter land boundary. What you have here is gross IDF incompetence and/or Egyptian complicity.

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:34 at 15:34

    Who cares about the people in the South, Bibi and co. surely not. This is what you get.What must it take to get a power full / painfull response by the IDF? More rockets will come and cause more deaths and wounded in the coming rounds.So it be……

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:47 at 15:47

    The problem is that Bibi has been pussy whipped by Putin. Israel could handle Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas more or less but Russia and Putin are now protecting them. Bibi is still trying so hard to get Putin’s friendship back. Bibi is blinded by Putin’s deceptions and tricks. There are satellite images showing that most S-300 systems in Syria are not in operation because of shortages in trained manpower to operate them. Russia has few Russian operators that it can spare in Syria because it needs them in Russia. Iranians have tried sending their operators to Syria but do not want to leave Iran itself without them making the S-300 there vulnerable without their trained and experienced operators. Bibi is scared of upsetting Putin more.

    • Nov 18, 2018 @ 6:48 at 6:48

      Hizballah threw Israel out of Lebanon in 2000 and humiliated the IOF in 2006 when Israel was defeated in the war. Russia wasn’t anywhere around. Without the Joo controlled America supporting Israel, it would have been destroyed a long time ago.

    • Nov 18, 2018 @ 17:44 at 17:44

      There comes a time when Bibi will not be scared of anything. If it is him who is standing between Israel and life, so be it. Mark my words, No one has ever succeeded in thwarting Israel. A lot will have to happen.

      • Nov 18, 2018 @ 17:47 at 17:47

        Him refers to the owner of S-300.

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 16:44 at 16:44

    To your questions is a well known answer, it is not the first time when Israeli intelligence had failed, it’s not the first and not the last time israeli politicians and ZAHAL are lying through their teeth to citizens. My only hope that quasi nationalist Likud will be smashed in elections exactly how MAARAKH was after Yom Kippur war.

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 18:05 at 18:05

    The new Falaq-2 Iranian rockets smuggled into Gaza are unguided.

    But, beware of the hardware store El Raed Hardware in Gaza, they have Iranian guided sledgehammers of 4500 grams and the even more powerful 9100 grams, both with force amplifiers!

    In the swing that precedes each blow, the hammer head stores a certain amount of kinetic energy—equal to the length D of the swing times the force f produced by the muscles of the arm and by gravity. When the hammer strikes, the head is stopped by an opposite force coming from the target, equal and opposite to the force applied by the head to the target. If the target is a hard and heavy object, or if it is resting on some sort of anvil, the head can travel only a very short distance d before stopping. Since the stopping force F times that distance must be equal to the head’s kinetic energy, it follows that F is much greater than the original driving force f—roughly, by a factor D/d. In this way, great strength is not needed to produce a force strong enough to bend steel, or crack granite.

    These guided Hamas weapons could easily destroy the electronics of the Jericho III (YA-4) nuclear armed Israel’s ICBMs from a distance of 2000 millimeters or even more!

    Avigdor Lieberman, the quitting defenseless minister, should have warn local leaders on the Gaza border about these too, I guess. So much weapons expertise lost in vain!

    • Nov 17, 2018 @ 18:47 at 18:47

      As Lieberman was deeply suspicious of the political and halakhic implications of Netanyahu’s approach, his recourse to of such an interpretation of the strategical needs of the state was an act of despair and failure to reserve his resignation for the French Peace Plan.

    • Nov 18, 2018 @ 8:12 at 8:12

      Mah Mud the G-d of Israel will soon destroy you and your kind if you try to destroy Israel and support the nazis attempt to follow through with another attempt to make another Holocaust G-d forbid. Those who curs Israel will be cursed and those who bless Israel will be Blessed! Mach Mud The G-d of Israel and Avraham will soon reign judgement on you and your family and no weapons will help you as no weapon can defend against The G-d of Israel! All your weapons are useless!

  • Nov 17, 2018 @ 20:03 at 20:03

    Debka your writing tripe,The weapon is ineffective and easily defeated

  • Nov 18, 2018 @ 0:00 at 0:00

    such “super weapons” are not normally revealed in advance, at least not if they’re real. this kind of early arming is usually just psych warfare.

    • Nov 18, 2018 @ 0:59 at 0:59

      Yes, these Falaq-2 are very long and very thick, truly impressive long and thick objects.
      All Palestinian women admire such good beautifully aesthetically art of rockets, oh my!

  • Nov 18, 2018 @ 8:05 at 8:05

    Just like the ancient Egyptians were unable to defeat the G-d of Israel and drowned in the sea despite having the most advanced weapons and powerful army but when G-d of Israel will punish our enemies for their crimes of committing the Holocaust against us, for denying the Holocaust, and attempting to commit another Holocaust against us G-d will cause our enemies to be defeated once and for all and they will all evaporate from the face of the Earth. Whoever does not separate themselves from these Nazis and haters of Israel right now will share their same fate including all the Israel hating propagandists who will be first to drop G-d willing!

  • Nov 18, 2018 @ 16:36 at 16:36

    Another proof: Iran supports terrorism and stirs up conflicts in the ME.

  • Nov 20, 2018 @ 0:15 at 0:15

    dear people of Israel , god bless you.. you’ll find a way to counter measure asap. may god bring peace between Iran and Israeli people.
    from Iran.

  • Nov 29, 2018 @ 18:12 at 18:12

    Israel’s nuclear facilities are well within reach of Iranian Ballistic missiles and hizballah long range rockets. Fire a few low grade rockets to overwhelm iron dorm and Patriots systems while the big boys cruise in to their targets. That strategy was tested by Hamas few weeks ago. If Israel wants to be left alone, perhaps they should stop bombing their neighbors and act like a civilized modern nation.

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