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Hamas manual discovered by IDF reveals terrorists use medical supplies to make bombs

Terror group has a long history of exploiting dual-purpose materials to produce weaponry and terror infrastructure

Hamas manual to produce bombs (Photo: IDF)

Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip recently discovered a Hamas manual with detailed instructions on how to produce bombs from medical equipment.

The huge number of files and documents specifically include instructions on using Hydrogen Peroxide, a regular hospital substance, as a key ingredient in producing explosives and rocket propellant material.

Written in Arabic and English, the manual shows, in a very methodical way, how to produce various homemade explosives that are used against Israeli forces in Gaza.

Hamas manual to produce bombs (Photo: IDF)

The Iranian-backed terrorist organization has a long history of exploiting dual-purpose materials as key components in its production of weapons and terror infrastructure. For instance, the vast tunnel network, dubbed “Gaza Metro,” was largely produced from the large-scale confiscation of cement officially earmarked for the construction of civilian structures, such as hospitals and schools.

Hamas’ indigenous arms production capabilities have been boosted by individuals within its ranks who have an engineering background and innovative skills. Due to the strict military blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the violent Hamas takeover in Gaza in 2007, much of the group’s rocket arsenal is produced from water pipes and streetlamp posts.

In 2021, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), an Israeli security think tank based in Jerusalem, assessed that Hamas had already developed significant local weapons production capabilities inside the Gaza Strip.

“The terrorist group (Hamas) was no longer a force fighting an asymmetrical war with asymmetrical tactics and weapons. Hamas is now manufacturing a large part of its own weapons, expanding its research, and developing drones and unmanned underwater vehicles, engaging in cyber warfare, and on the cusp of graduating from unguided rockets to precision GPS-guided drones and missiles,” the JCPA stated.

Hamas’ local weapons production is further supplemented with external weapons deliveries, mainly from its patron, the Iranian regime.

In early January, Israeli forces in Gaza discovered Chinese-manufactured weapons in the Hamas arsenal.

Carice Witte, an expert on Chinese-Israeli ties, and the CEO and founder of SIGNAL Group, was not surprised Chinese weapons were discovered in the Strip.

“China has an extensive arms industry,” Witte stated. “By definition, it does not sell weapons to non-state entities; it certainly does sell weapons to countries in the [Middle East].”

Witte stressed that China is a leading global power that defies Western sanctions on several Middle Eastern regimes, such as Iran.

“Trade relations between China and Middle Eastern nations are well known, even with those sanctioned by the West. It is not impossible that such weaponry ends up in the wrong hands,” she concluded.

In late October, the Axios news outlet reported that Israeli authorities had discovered Hamas had ambitions to use chemical weapons in its devastating Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel, when Hamas terrorists and their accomplices massacred some 1,200 Israeli men, women and children.

The Israeli findings were summarized in a secret Israeli Foreign Ministry cable entitled: “Hamas intention of using chemical weapons.”

“This finding points to an intention by Hamas to use chemical weapons as part of its terror attack against civilians,” the cable stated.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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