On May 13, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hams Movement, announced that it had attacked Ramon International Airport in southern Israel.

Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Palestinian faction, revealed in a statement that the Israeli airport, that’s located 220 kilometers away from Gaza, was targeted with a new heavy rocket dubbed “Ayyash-250”.

The new rocket was named after Yahya Ayyash, chief bombmaker of Hamas and the leader of the West Bank battalion of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, who was assassinated by Israel in 1996.

According to Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades spokesman, the new rocket has range of more than 250 kilometers and is armed with a heavy high-explosive warhead.

“We place the Ayyash-250 rocket in service and tell the enemy: your airports, and every point from north of Palestine to its south is within range of our rockets, and here is the next deterrent weapon flying in the sky of Palestine towards every target that we define and decide with the help of God,” the spokesman said.

Israeli sources confirmed that the rocket landed in the vicinity of Ramon International Airport. No losses were reported. However, the airport was closed.

A few minutes after the attack on Ramon, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades launched rockets at the Israeli capital Tel Aviv, the towns of Beersheba and Netivot as well as military bases in Tel Nof and Nevatim.

Several interception by the Iron Dome system were reported. However, in southern Israel the air-defense system faced a technical failure.

Since the outbreak of the battle in Gaza on May 10, Palestinian rocket fire have killed five people and injured dozens others in Israel. Rocket attacks will not likely stop soon as the Israeli side is still refusing ceasefire calls.

Via https://southfront.org/hamas-attacked-israeli-airport-with-brand-new-heavy-rocket-videos/