Last month, we reported that Chinese-made grenades were found to have been used by the terrorists that launched the deadly spate of attacks in Mumbai. This time, Israel is saying that whereas previously Palestinian terrorists used predominantly home-made rockets, now they’re using more sophisticated rockets, some made in China. Said Brigadier-General Avraham Ben-David of the Israeli Defence Forces to YNetNews:
The army official said the rocket that struck the school in Beersheba was manufactured in China, is heavier than the Qassam and can “potentially cause much greater damage.” He said the rocket contains metal pallets that can spread out across a radius of up to 100 meters (about 328 feet) from the point of impact.
As a result, all planned events with over 100 participants would be cancelled in Beersheba, and Ben Gurion University will remain closed till the end of the week.
As for the Chinese grenades found in Mumbai, the only statement we were able to find coming from China was one made by the new Chinese ambassador to Nepal Qiu Guohong:
“China is a responsible country and we have adhered to the UN (guidelines for manufacturing arms and explosives)… However, no country can give 100 percent guarantee that the weapons made by it will not be used by others… Most weapons used by terrorists are not made in China… China will never provide offensive weapons to any country.”