At the disposal of the Palestinian extremist group Hamas There are portable air defense systems (MANPADS). This was said in the command of the army of Israel.
Last week, an Israeli military aircraft was launched from Gaza rocket class "surface-to-air", which took off target. According to Radio "Liberty" refers to the type of rocket SA7 ("Arrow"), or an equivalent, able to shoot down planes and helicopters. presence of MANPADS in the hands of Hamas Israel is legitimate fear: missiles of this kind could be used against civilian aircraft.
According to the Israeli newspaper "Yediot Ahronot" army for the first time confronted with the use of Hamas portable anti-aircraft missile systems. Last summer, in August, this rocket was launched at an Israeli helicopter in the attack near the Egyptian border, but it was done by terrorists who came from the countryside of Egypt — from the Sinai Peninsula.
Note also that now sources in the Palestinian "Islamic Jihad" claimed that preparing a large-scale "operation of revenge" for the deaths of Israelis 1st of favorites Salafist mujahideen in Gaza Hisham Al-Saedni, liquidated Israeli military. Palestinian militants along the Egyptian Salafis want to kidnap Israelis vacationing in Sinai, and immediately strike on border outposts, using, including booby-trapped car.
This information is largely the same as the warnings of imminent terrorist attacks, which were published recently by Israeli and Palestinian media. It was noted that terrorists can strike at the end of mourning, 72 hours after death Al-Saedni.
Recall, 1 Israeli Air Force killed Hisham Al-Saedni October 13. Israel calls these air strikes in response to the ongoing attacks from Gaza its territory.