"Today, everything has been standardized based on tried and proven
techniques," the source said. "This enables us to produce reliable weapons."
Hamas's main militia ally, the Popular Resistance Committees, has
contributed significantly to the regime's missile production program. PRC
has produced the Nasser-4, with a range of 20 kilometers, capable of
reaching the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, which contains several
A leading Hamas-aligned operative responsible for missile production was
identified as Abu Abir. Abu Abir, who refuses to give his real name,
production at several PRC workshops in Gaza City, Khan Yunis and Rafah.
"We show you this to send a message to the Israelis that we are getting
stronger," Abu Abir, in a rare tour for journalists, said.
Abu Abir said the Nasser missile cost about $400 and was assembled from
components found in the Gaza Strip. In one missile factory, a handful of
workers, some of them university engineering students, moved quickly to
produce the first of about 50 missiles that day. Each of the missiles
contained a TNT warhead.
"In the past, the material we used didn't have a long life and they
would begin to break down," Abu Abir said. "Now everything is from here and
produced here with Islamic hands."