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December 19, 2016 Special Dispatch No. 6714

Hamas's Military Wing Marks Organization's 29th Anniversary With Special Report On Its Military Industry

December 19, 2016
Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 6714

On December 14, 2016, Hamas marked the 29th anniversary of its founding. The website of the Hamas's military wing, the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, marked the occasion by posting a special report on the movement's weapons manufacturing efforts throughout the years, from rifles to anti-tank grenades to explosive vests for suicide operations.

The following are the weapons highlighted in the report, along with photos of them and the dates they were unveiled: [1]


"The 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam factories: If you hew the rock, you will find the impossible"

 


"9mm Goldstar handgun. First announced: 1992"

 


"Hamas Uzi. 250 submachineguns manufactured. First announced: 1993"

 


"Explosive vest worn by martyrdom-seekers. First announced: 1993"

 


"Grenades: Offensive and defensive grenades, stun grenades, and smoke grenades. First announced: 1994"

 


"ENERGA-model anti-tank rifle grenade. Effective against light armor. First announced: 2000"

 


"61mm, 81mm, and 120mm mortars. First announced: 2000"

 


"Al-Qassam rocket, named for the martyr Sheikh 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam. First announced: October 27, 2001. Models: Qassam 1 – range: 2-3 kilometers; Qassam 2 – range: 9-12 kilometers; Qassam 3 – range: 16 kilometers; and additional models"

 


"Al-Banna anti-tank rocket launcher, named for the martyr Sheikh Hassan Al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. First announced: 2002"

 


"Al-Battar anti-tank rocket launcher, named for the sword of the Prophet Muhammad. First announced: January 24, 2003"

 


"Al-Yassin anti-tank rocket launcher. Named for the martyr Ahmad Yassin, the founder of Hamas. First announced: August 3, 2004"

 


"Anti-tank EFP [Explosively Formed Penetrator]. Models: Shawaz 1-4 shape charges, barrel charges"

 


"Anti-personnel [Claymore] mines. Models: 'Television' 1-3, shape charge, bounding mine"

 


"M-75 rocket. Named for the martyr leader Ibrahim Al-Makadmeh. Range: 75 kilometers. First announced: November 14, 2012"

 


"J-80 rocket. Named for the martyr Ahmad Al-Jabari. Range: 80 kilometers. First announced: July 8, 2014"

 


"R-160 rocket. Named for the martyr 'Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Rantisi. Range: 160 kilometers. First announced: July 9, 2014"

 


"[Sijeel] rocket whose name taken from the holy Koran. Range: 55 kilometers. First announced: July 10, 2014"

 


"Ababeel drone. Models: AIA – intelligence; AIB – attack; AIC – suicide attack. First announced: July 14, 2014"

 


"Al-Ghoul 14.5mm sniper rifle. Named for the Al-Qassam Brigades martyr 'Adnan Al-Ghoul. Range: 2 kilometers. First announced: August 4, 2014"

 


"SH rocket. Named for the Al-Qassam Brigades martyr Muhammad Abu Shamala. Range: Undisclosed. First announced: July 7, 2015"

 


"A rocket. Named for Al-Qassam Brigades martyr Raed Al-Atar. Range: Undisclosed. First announced: July 7, 2015"

 


"And we have more..."

 

[1] Felesteen.ps, December 9, 2016.

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