Rocket fire from Gaza.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Noting an increase in the chance of a multi-front war, OC Home Front Command
Maj.-Gen. Eyal Eisenberg revealed on Monday that Palestinian terror groups used
a new and advanced rocket in their attacks against Israel during the recent
round of fighting in the Gaza Strip.
“After the Arab Spring, we predict
that a winter of radical Islam will arrive and as a result the possibility for a
multi-front war has increased, including the potential use of weapons of mass
destruction,” Eisenberg said during a conference on the home front at the
Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.
that during the recent round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian terror
groups in the Gaza Strip, a new weapon was fired into Israel.
discovered a new weapon and as a result we instructed the public to take extra
precautions and to seek cover under two roofs and not just one,” Eisenberg
The home front commander refrained from revealing the identity of
the new weapon but defense officials told The Jerusalem Post
that it was an advanced rocket
that carried a significantly larger warhead packed with a larger quantity of
Eisenberg, who served as commander of the Gaza Division
during Operation Cast Lead two-and-a-half years ago, warned of Iran’s continued
pursuit of a nuclear weapon and of the possibility that the Sinai will be taken
over by a radical Islamic entity.
He also warned of the growing
instability in Jordan that has threatened King Abdullah’s regime and said Israel
needed to work toward ensuring that “its border with Jordan remained a border of
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