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Photos: Israel's military might vs Palestine's fire power

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  • Nov 20, 2012, 11:48 AM IST
New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
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New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcasted live on Israel Defence forces Twitter account.

In response, Hamas hit Israel with rockets reaching as far as the capital of Israel, Tel Aviv. The fighting has claimed many lives, with Gaza suffering the maximum number of deaths. The death toll has crossed 100 with over 700 injured.

Both the sides are unevenly matched in terms of military powers. Israel has time and again stressed its need to defend itself from the sporadic and deadly strikes originating from across the border.

Let us have a look at the military capabilities of the two sides.

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Hamas’- the Palestinian political party that governs the Gaza Strip- military power is feeble in front of the massive armoury of Israel. Hamas has a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

    Since its establishment in December 1987, the military capability of the brigades has increased markedly, from rifles to Qassam rockets and more.

    The brigades have a substantial weapons inventory of light automatic weapons and grenades, improvised rockets, mortars, bombs, suicide belts and explosives. The Brigades fire Qassam rockets and mortar shells into Israel on a regular basis. The group engages in military style training, including training which take place in Iran and Syria on a range of weapons.

    Hamas commands a strike capability within 75 kms radius, with mortar and rockets.

    Mortar

    Range- 9.6 km, Warhead- 2.26 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Qassam Rockets

    Range- 17.7 km, Warhead-15 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Grad Rocket

    Range- 20.2 km, Warhead- 18 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Upgrade Grad Rocket

    Range- 48 km, Warhead- 45 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Fajr 5 and M-75 Rockets-

    75.5 km, Warhead- 90 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    On the contrary, Israel has the most advanced and sophisticated military technology in the entire world. It is armed with long range missiles, advanced fighter aircrafts, helicopters, drones and a highly sophisticated defence shield- ‘Iron Dome’.

    Delilah Missile

    Range- 241 km, Warhead- 30 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Apache Helicopter

    Range - 482 km

    Ammunition- Hydra Rockets, Hellfire missiles, 30 mm chain gun with 1,200 rounds

    (Photo: Israeli Apache helicopter flies over border between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip. Reuters)

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    F-16 Fighter Jet Aircraft

    Range- 3,000 km

    Two 900 kg warhead bombs

    200mm multi-barrel canon with 500 rounds

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    IAI Heron Drone

    Range- 350 km, Payload- 250 kg

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    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast
    New Delhi: Israel and Palestine are locked in a fierce battle in Gaza strip for almost a week. The recent confrontation started after Israel Defence forces targeted Hamas top military commander, Ahmed Jabari, killing him in an airstrike that was broadcast

    Jericho III Missile

    Range- 6,500 km

    Payload- 1,300 kg

    Nuclear warhead- 750 kg

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