Hamas announces 2 new missile systems dedicated to commanders killed in 2014 war

July 9, 2015 00:53


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Hamas announced on Wednesday the operational status of two new missile systems to be included in the Palestinian group's arsenal.

In a statement marking the year anniversary of last summer's war in Gaza, Hamas said it has made the 'al-Attar A' and the 'Abu Shamala' missiles, named after Hamas commanders Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Abu Shamala, who were killed last August in Operation Protective Edge.

"Time will prove their effectiveness," said Hamas spokesman Abu Obaida of the new projectiles.

He added that the war against Israel was "still ongoing," noting that the issue of releasing Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails was of priority for Hamas.

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