A missile launcher capable of firing up to five projectiles at once was recently smuggled into the Gaza Strip and originated in Libya, according to sources in the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization speaking to WND.

Earlier today, Islamic Jihad released a video of what it claimed was the launcher actually firing five missiles. If confirmed, this would mark the first time such a device was used in the Gaza Strip.

Abu Mussaab, a senior member of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds military wing, told WND such launchers were recently smuggled into Gaza.

“This is not the only surprise,” added Mussab.

He promised an improved missile and rocket arsenal to be used against Israel “in the very near future.”

Mossaab hinted the launcher originated in Libya.

Other Islamic Jihad sources told WND the launcher indeed originated in Libya.

Today, some 20 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, killing one man and wounding four others.

The news media largely reported the rocket barrage came after the Israel Defense Forces carried out strikes in the Gaza Strip, killing five Islamic Jihad members.

The IDF strikes, however, targeted Islamic Jihad cells preparing to fire rockets into Israel, the IDF spokesperson’s unit told WND.

Israeli airstrikes targeted a terrorist squad in the northern Gaza strip preparing to launch rockets at Israeli communities as well as two armed rocket launchers in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel Air Force aircraft also attacked a cell of terrorists preparing to fire long-range rockets from the southern Gaza Strip. The IDF said the same cell was responsible for the rockets fired at the Be’er Tuvia Regional Council last Wednesday.

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