Hamas bids urgently for same Iranian BM-21 Grad missiles as the Yemeni Houthis

A Hamas delegation to Tehran this week, led by deputy leader Salih al-Arouri, pressed for a supply of BM-21 Grads, the same ballistic missiles consigned by Iran to the Yemeni Houthi insurgents. This is reported by DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources.  The Palestinian visitors from Gaza were secretly received by top Revolutionary Guards officials and even publicly, as an unusual honor, by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Hamas delegates explained that they wanted these Grad missiles – which have a range of 450km – for attacking Tel Aviv and Israel’s sensitive strategic locations, just as the Houthis launch cross-border strikes on key sites in Saudi Arabia.  Asked for specifics, the terrorist leaders said they planned to “blanket Tel Aviv with missiles.”
DEBKAfile’s sources disclose that the Hamas delegation did not tell their hosts the true reason for their urgent request – namely, that their missile armory was close to collapse. In the course of Hamas’ first major military exercise in the Gaza Strip, the test-firing of 13 rockets over the Mediterranean on July 9, for practicing an assault on Israel, instead being the exercise’s climax, was a shambles. Our sources report that 50pc of the rockets exploded in places wide of their targets and some of their metal parts had developed cracks.

Hamas keeps its rocket stocks in hidden bunkers deep under the sand hills of the Gaza Strip. The poor level of maintenance exposed during the exercise shocked the chiefs of Hamas’ armed Ezz e-din Al-Qassam wing. They decided that the urgent upgrade needed to restore rocket capabilities would be answered by the acquisition of  Iranian BM-21 Grad ballistic missiles. The answer the Palestinian terrorists received in Tehran was that their request would be dealt with in due course after further discussion.

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39 thoughts on “Hamas bids urgently for same Iranian BM-21 Grad missiles as the Yemeni Houthis

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 10:58 at 10:58
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    Israel, what you waiting for? Christmas?

    • Jul 27, 2019 @ 13:26 at 13:26
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      The answer the Palestinian terrorists received in Tehran was that their request would be dealt with in due course:oh yes,it will be dealt with in due time

      • Jul 27, 2019 @ 21:10 at 21:10
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        The Echoes of a Hamas Servant heard as Hamas Salih al-Arouri, Kneels before Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. “Please Give Us Missiles to Hamas Servants to Destroy Tele Aviv & Israel Right To Exist”! Ali Replies, “Kiss My Ring, Empty Garbage, Stand Up Servants Walk Like Men & Keep Blowing Up Balloons”!

    • Jul 28, 2019 @ 22:16 at 22:16
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      Jews don’t celebrate Christmas douche!

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 11:35 at 11:35
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    BM-21’s wont help them. Obama is long gone. Israel has carte blanche to sort out these filthy moronic scum.

    • Jul 27, 2019 @ 13:58 at 13:58
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      They should just do it…suddenly out of the blue.

    • Jul 27, 2019 @ 22:47 at 22:47
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      Why Gazan’s must be Servants of Hamas that are Servants to Iran when Palestinians can be Treated as Sons and Daughters of Gaza after Israel gave Independence? Choosing Missiles with Poverty instead Building Trade & Tourism Wealth Is Gaza Folly!

    • Jul 28, 2019 @ 7:47 at 7:47
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      BM21 is a 122mm artillery rocket system. IT IS NOT a ballistic missile and it surely doesn’t have a range of 450km. I mean this is BASIC information. How can DEBKA have this so wrong that IT IS hillarious?

      • Jul 29, 2019 @ 14:26 at 14:26
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        The range is off by a factor of 10, the newest Grad projectiles are estimated top range of 45km. Could be a simple typo or possibly purposeful, if their intent is to stir up outrage over whispers and rumors.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 12:11 at 12:11
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    Israel is not the Houthis or their allies or opponents! It should be made very clear to Iran or whoever is willing to supply such rockets to the Hamas Gang, that Israel will reply to the suppliers in kind. ie blanket rocket Teheran or any other supplier. Saudi Arabia and UAE should note well to whom Hamas turns.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 12:33 at 12:33
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    These munitions are not easy to hide and obviously have to come into the Terror Enclave of Gaza via several routes and entry points. Probsbly they would be easy to dpot and easy to bomb. That would be my recommendation – a bombardment of every port of entry.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 13:05 at 13:05
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    How did Hamas get to Tehran? And next? how are they going to get them to Gaza?
    Why is Israel or IDF to be specific not going to bomb them.
    Those that curse Israel will be cursed by YHWH which probably means they will never get to Gaza.
    NO warnings by IDF, just carpet the recipients!!
    Better yet carpet the suppliers and the recipients.

    • Jul 27, 2019 @ 23:12 at 23:12
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      Bomber… Hamas Servants Travel by way Mules and Walking To Their Masters!

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 13:50 at 13:50
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    Oy vey, such advice! Such support!

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 14:53 at 14:53
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    These will have to come by boat, . . . and the Med is deep. A “warning” to Egypt to not let them in the Suez would also add many $$$$ to the cost of sailing around Africa, . . . plus would be good target practice for the IDF navy.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 15:01 at 15:01
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    Debka – are you sure about that 450km missle range? While the truck carrying the missiles might have a 450km driving range on a full tank, the missile range can fly no more than 45km.

    450km would be a heck of an upgrade to Soviet missiles that originally had a 20km range. It would be quite an engineering accomplishment if Tehran could pull it off and still pack in a warhead. But they didn’t.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 15:31 at 15:31
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    Firing Range of BM-21 Grad rockets,
    20 km with standard rocket and 35 to 40 km with new generation of rockets.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 16:59 at 16:59
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    I just hope this report is accurate rather than misinformation.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 17:17 at 17:17
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    Fake News

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 17:21 at 17:21
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    Time has come for the impotent, cowardly Bibi to “s^*t or get of the pot !” Next war with the 2-legged Hamas rats must be conclusive, even if it necessitates Carpet bombing 21st Century stile !

    • Jul 27, 2019 @ 17:39 at 17:39
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      people understand so little. just as it takes more than “being right” to win an argument, so it takes more than “destroying the enemy” to win a war.

      • Jul 27, 2019 @ 23:09 at 23:09
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        Walter… Canaanite Land of Esau known as “Ghazza” means “Strength & Honor”, until Hamas Transformed it to “Weak & Bleak”! Gaza Spans 4,000 Years of Ruled, Destroyed & Repopulated by many Empires Cultures & must End Hamas Rule to Flourish Again!

        • Jul 28, 2019 @ 14:56 at 14:56
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          flourishing,…..:keep on dreaming,these are the adepts of the religion of peace

      • Jul 28, 2019 @ 10:57 at 10:57
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        “people understand so little. just as it takes more than “being right” to win an argument, so it takes more than “destroying the enemy” to win a war.”

        @walter,

        It also takes the ability to preemptively neutralize at least 100,000 rockets supplied to Hezbollah and Hamas by Iran in order to first just survive: “being right” or “destroying the enemy” doesn’t matter other wise.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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    Grad had range 45 km not 450, and deviation about 1 km at this distance. It has 64 tubes which could be fired simultaneously. Battery has four launcher trucks command car and 2 reloading trucks.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 17:41 at 17:41
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    Hi-hi-hi. This rocket can hit at maximum distance 40 km. Talking about 450 km they mean transportation ability of the car loaded by rockets.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 18:04 at 18:04
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    These would be target rich for the IAF.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 18:26 at 18:26
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    https://military.wikia.org/wiki/BM-21_Grad
    D.I.O. from Iran produces copies of the BM-11 and BM-21 systems that can fire the original Soviet rockets as well as the locally developed “Arash” with a range of 20.5 km (12.7 mi). There is also a rocket with a range of 75 km (47 mi). HM20 – This is the Iranian version of the BM-21, mounted on a Mercedes-Benz 2624 6×6 truck.

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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    times is abbas give power handsup plo hamas king is
    ismail haniya replace abbas every where
    plo weak go mustt go

  • Jul 27, 2019 @ 23:23 at 23:23
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    Why Fathers & Mothers of Gaza choose Poverty from”Hamas Hands Held Out For Iran Alms & Arms”, over Independent Gaza Billions Own Pockets by way of Prosperity with Israel is Hamas Curse on Gaza!

    • Jul 28, 2019 @ 1:07 at 1:07
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      They are all puppets in the hands of Hamas who’s playing on the negative side of the people.
      A Palestinian if is not stupid is not Palestinian enough, except if he’s in the higher ranks of Hamas and lives the good life skimming off big time of the money flow received for the people.

      • Jul 28, 2019 @ 2:29 at 2:29
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        yes but what about our rights to manna for a sample?
        not respected!
        how to get smart without manna?
        ok a little bit was given when we’ve invaded Gaza, the buildings, all the infrastructure, the farms, buildings.
        but all the way and effort to refugee ourselves with Arafat on Israel lands from all around countries was for nothing, no manna, not even a handful.
        we have each the right to 72 plates on manna and 72 plates of falafel on top of that, for the delay.

  • Jul 28, 2019 @ 1:11 at 1:11
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    Load freighter w Grads,
    sail freighter to Gaza,
    watch freighter hit with newest air to ground missiles, sink to bottom of Med,
    Repeat as needed

  • Jul 28, 2019 @ 10:24 at 10:24
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    Hamas is terrorist organization like IRAN. Israel will and always intercept them and blown them away.
    We Iranian IRGC members also loyal to Iranian freedom party, will give you tips. We many people in the
    Iranian government are with people of Iran and we want this regime goes?

  • Jul 28, 2019 @ 14:42 at 14:42
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    The BM-21 “Grad” (Russian: БМ-21 “Град”, lit. ‘hail’) is a Soviet truck-mounted 122 mm multiple rocket launcher.[10] The weapons system and the M-21OF rocket[11] which it fires evolved in the early 1960s and saw their first combat use in March 1969 during the Sino-Soviet border conflict.[12] BM stands for boyevaya mashina (Russian: боевая машина – combat vehicle), and the nickname grad means “hail”. The complete system with the BM-21 launch vehicle and the M-21OF rocket is designated[by whom?] as the M-21 field-rocket system.The complete system is more commonly known as a Grad multiple rocket launcher system not a ballistic missile system DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. Misinformation.

  • Jul 28, 2019 @ 21:16 at 21:16
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    Debka only “seems” to care about sensationalism. This site doesn’t like to delve too closely into the gritty details. One purpose may be deliberate misinformation or half-truths to deceive potential enemies. Another may be to discover just how much people who follow this site actually know-or care-about military or political matters. But, there is a possibility that Debka simply wants to maintain a blind-but necessary-loyalty to Israel.

  • Jul 28, 2019 @ 21:49 at 21:49
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    Gazan Military Doctrine: lose humiliatingly then declare victory and demand the immediate surrender of the Jews! That way, Hamas never loses! All that’s needed is a psychopathic and tramedal addicted populace, that is taught from infancy to kill Jews.

  • Jul 29, 2019 @ 17:25 at 17:25
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    Hamas has had the BM-21 Grad (delivered by Iran) for years and also fired countless of them towards Israel…and there is no way a Grad flies 450km… Guess you got something wrong…or did you accidently add a figure? Because 45km would sound much more like a BM-21… But then the “for attacking Tel Aviv” part wouldn’t make qany sense…

  • Jul 29, 2019 @ 19:58 at 19:58
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    somebody misinterpretate : SKAD V.S GRAD

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