Russian missiles fired on Negev


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two missiles fired into southern Israel have been identified as advanced Russian-made rockets.

The missiles, which did not explode, landed Sunday morning and caused no damage, according to the Jerusalem Post. They were located several hours after they were fired from Gaza near Kibbutz Alumim.

The Russian SK5, used in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, is more powerful than a Kassam rocket but less accurate, according to reports.

It was the first time that Gazan Palestinians have used this type of advanced rocket, according to the Israeli army. It is believed that the rockets were smuggled into Gaza in violation of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade. 

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