Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Middle East .....

Destro11/23/2012 11:16:46 pm PST

re: #8 Obdicut

Please provide any proof that most of the rockets had the warhead removed.

Calling them upgraded bottle rockets would be more laughable if people weren’t getting maimed out there.

Sure, since you were polite to ask…..

Some Gaza rockets stripped of explosives to fly further: Israelis

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Some of the Palestinian rockets fired far into Israel during the Gaza flare-up have lacked powerful warheads because they were stripped down to increase range and spread alarm over a wider population, Israeli security sources said on Sunday.


The official said “not a few” of the rockets reaching Tel Aviv and cities closer to Gaza were designed for much shorter ranges but had been shorn of their weighty warheads so that they flew further.

“They’re pipes, basically,” said the official, who declined to be identified.