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For other uses, see Khaybar (disambiguation).
Remains of a Khaibar-1 rocket found in Afula

The Khaibar-1 (Arabic: خيبر-1‎) is Syrian-made 302 mm [1] Artillery rocket used by the militant group Hezbollah to attack cities and towns in northern Israel. The name of the rocket was first revealed on July 28, 2006 by Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah in a speech on the group's Al-Manar television station.

The Khaibar-1 is significant because the rocket has a 100 km range,[2][3] longer than most of the Katyusha-type rockets in the Hezbollah rocket force. The rocket was first fired at the Israeli city of Afula, east of Haifa. In early August 2006, Khaibar-1 rockets were reported to hit Beit Shean, about 70 km south of the Lebanese border,[4] Hadera,[5] and Haifa, Israel's third-largest city.[6] The expression 'Hai-bar' in Hebrew, which is pronounced in a similar way as Khaibar, means a breeding ground for animals.[7] This resulted in many Israelis reacting to the name of the rocket with humor.

Origin of the name[edit]

Khaibar, also spelled Khaybar, is an oasis approximately 95 miles east of Medina, which was once the largest Jewish settlement in Arabia. The name was chosen as a reminder of the Battle of Khaybar, a battle that took place in 629 between Muhammed and his followers against the Jewish people who inhabited the settlement.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hezbollah's Rocket Blitz - by David Eshel". Defense Update. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Police: Missile fired at Hadera - Israel News, Ynetnews". Ynetnews.com. 1995-06-20. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  3. ^ "'Hezbollah has long-range surface-to-air missiles'". Jpost.com. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  4. ^ "JPost | French-language news from Israel, the Middle East & the Jewish World". Fr.jpost.com. 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  5. ^ "For first time: Hizbullah targets Hadera area - Israel News, Ynetnews". Ynetnews.com. 1995-06-20. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Record number of rockets hit north; 80 hurt - Israel News, Ynetnews". Ynetnews.com. 1995-06-20. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  7. ^ "Hai Bar Wildlife Preserve - Yotvata - Negev and Arava Travel Information". Trekker.co.il. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance". Haaretz. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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Ynetnews
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 13:17:01 -0700

Hizbullah announced on Al-Manar TV Friday night that it attacked Hadera with Khaibar-1 rockets. The group said in a statement “the attack came in response to the massacres and criminal acts in the border town of Qaa, near the Syrian border.” ...
 
Ynetnews
Fri, 11 Aug 2006 00:46:55 -0700

Hizbullah launches multiple rocket barrages at northern Israel: Khaibar-1 missile fired at Haifa, 2 people injured by shrapnel in Safed, Kiryat Shmona. Between 10 and 10:30, 16 rockets fall on Haifa and Krayot: 2 people lightly injured by shrapnel, 12 ...
 
American Thinker (blog)
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:17:53 -0700

The launching of a Syrian made Khaibar-1 rocket on July 8th that nearly reached Haifa means that no Israeli target is now out of rocket range from Gaza. Smuggling into Gaza a few Khaibars is not a military game changer. But if Hamas could manufacture ...
 
Jerusalem Post (blog)
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:33:19 -0800

The larger caliber rockets, essentially Syrian origin 302mm (named Khaibar-1 by Hezbollah) and Iranian Fajr-3, were employed to strike deep into Israel, repeatedly hitting and virtually closing down the strategic port city of Haifa and even landing ...
 
Jerusalem Post (blog)
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:01:31 -0800

The larger caliber rockets, essentially Syrian origin 302mm (named Khaibar-1 by Hezbollah) and Iranian Fajr-3, were employed to strike deep into Israel, repeatedly hitting and virtually closing down the strategic port city of Haifa and even landing ...

Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Australia
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Hamas has been firing rockets into Israel from Gaza for the past few days in as part of an escalation that began with Hamas operatives' kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens. In response to a barrage of Hamas rockets on Israeli targets earlier ...

Defenseworld.net

Defenseworld.net
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:43:06 -0700

As the conflict between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian groups intensifies, the unevenly matched sides continue to assault each other with a wide array of weapons including Israel's use of internationally banned weapons, such as DIME ...
 
The Jewish Press
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:22:26 -0800

An alarm sounded Thursday evening in the city of Tel Aviv. Gush-Dan area residents reported hearing a very loud explosion. The Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming that it fired a Fajr-5 missile toward Tel Aviv. The missile has not yet been ...
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