Israel: April 20, 2001


So far, 103 Russian designed 82mm mortar shells have been fired. Most (80) have been fired this month. The shells are apparently fired from home made mortars (the right size pipe will do.) Accuracy is not much, but firing at fairly large targets like Israeli settlements, you don't need much accuracy. The 82 mm mortar shells are common in many Middle Eastern and African armed forces. They are easily smuggled into Palestinian territories. The actual mortars are heavier and bulkier, which probably accounts for the use of improvised mortars to fire the shells. 


Article Archive

Israel: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close