The Palestinian Space Program launched an Iranian model 122mm Katyusha rocket into Israel on election day:
Remains of the rocket were discovered in searches of areas hit by rockets south of Ashkelon.
Military sources said the potential range of the Katyusha is some 15 kilometers, about six kilometers longer than that of the Qassam.
This would place a much larger number of Israeli towns and villages in danger of being hit by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, including the southern coastal city of Ashkelon.
It is believed that the Katyusha fired from Gaza was smuggled into the Strip, apparently across the Gaza-Egypt border from Sinai.
When it comes time for the Palestinian Space Program to expand into manned experimental flight missions, maybe the EU observers at the Rafah Crossing could be used as test subjects instead of wasting perfectly good chimpanzees or dogs?