Terrorists in the Gaza Strip said a new rocket could reach Ashkelon and Ashdod. In recent days, the Popular Resistance Committees, the umbrella body for terrorist groups in Gaza, allowed journalists to tour the factories where the Nasser 4 was being manufactured. They said the rocket has a range of about 15 miles, meaning it could reach major population centers along Israel’s southern coast.
Israeli spokesmen said the manufacture of the rockets could violate the fragile truce Israel forged with Gaza’s Hamas rulers two months ago. Popular Resistance Committees spokesmen said they donâ€™t expect the truce to last.