The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, publishes images of the Badr-3 missile launch at the city of Netivot.
The Al-Quds Brigades are the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is the second largest group in the Gaza Strip, after Hamas. The leader of AQB is Ziyad al-Nakhalah, based in Damascus, Syria.
The missile “Badr 3”
The “Badr 3” missile is an Iranian-made missile that first appeared on the battlefields of the Middle East in April 2019, when the Houthi movement “Ansar Allah” used it in the battles of Yemen.
The “Islamic Jihad” movement in the Gaza Strip was the second to use this missile in the area on May 5, 2019.
The “Badr 3” missile carries an explosive warhead that weighs 250 kg and has a range of more than 160 km. In addition, it has another important advantage, which is that it does not explode when it hits the target, but when it is about 20 meters above it.
The “Jerusalem Brigades” of the Palestinian “Islamic Jihad” movement developed this missile to carry a 350 kg warhead.