GAZA CITY Ñ A Hamas announcement said its miltiary wing successfully fired a new anti-tank missile
termed the Al Batar. The Islamic opposition movement said the missile was
fired on an Israeli tank in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday and scored a
"Our combattants fired an Al Batar missile on Friday made by the Izzedin
Kassam Brigades on an Israeli tank in Beit Hanun," Hamas said. "The missile
hit the tank successfully."
The Israeli military said Palestinian insurgents fired an anti-tank
missile on Saturday and again on Sunday in Bet Hanoun and in Gaza City. But
the military did not report any casualties or damage, Middle East Newsline reported.
This Hamas announcement marks the second anti-tank missile by the
movement. Last year, Hamas said it had developed the Al Bana, which was said
to have performed poorly.