List of All Hamas Rockets That Were Fired into Israel

List of All Hamas Rockets That Were Fired into Israel

Since 2001, Palestinian insurgents have launched thousands of rockets and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip as a part of the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict. Palestinian rockets and missiles used in the Arab-Israeli conflict come in a variety of designs, sizes, and payload capacities.

The rockets include those locally made in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as weapons smuggled from Iran and Syria.

Let’s look at the List of All Hamas Rockets That Were Fired into Israel from 2002 until today.

The Qassam-1 rocket

List of All Hamas Rockets That Were Fired into Israel

The Qasam 1 rocket was first launched into Israeli territory on March 5th, 2002, by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of Hamas. The rocket has been primarily manufactured in the Gaza Strip. The Qasam has a length of 1.8 meters, a diameter of 115 millimeters, and it can reach a maximum range of 4.5 kilometers. Despite lacking a guidance device and being extremely unreliable, these rockets have had a major psychological impact on Israel.

107-millimeter rocket

Next is the 107-millimeter rocket. This rocket has been fired many times by Hamas into Israeli territory. The 107-millimeter spin-stabilized incendiary rocket contains an unknown amount of white phosphorus. The rocket is relatively small compared to the Qasam rockets but has a much larger range, up to 8.5 kilometers, with a warhead weight of over 18 kilograms.

Qassam 2 

This simple steel artillery rocket has a much longer range compared to the Qasam 1. It can reach over 12 kilometers, and its warhead weight is 10 kilograms. However, it remains inaccurate and prone to malfunction, primarily used for harming civilians rather than specific military targets.

Qassam 3 

Numerous variants of the Qasam rocket have been developed and launched. The most upgraded one compared to the Qasam 1 and 2 is the Qasam 3 rocket. This rocket is much longer at 2.2 meters and has a warhead weight of 20 kilograms. Its maximum range is 16 kilometers. The cost of materials used for manufacturing each Qasam is up to $800 per rocket.

122mm Rocket 

On February 28, 2008, at least 10 Grad rockets hit the coastal city of Ashkelon, about 10 miles from the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip. This 122-millimeter rocket has been developed with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead. The 2.8-meter rocket is armed with high-explosive fragmentation, incendiary, or chemical warheads and has an 18.4-kilogram warhead with a maximum range of 30 kilometers.


On May 11, 2021, two Israelis were killed, and 60 others were wounded when Hamas launched 137 S-40 missiles at the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, with one directly hitting a building. This S-40 rocket has a range of 40 kilometers.


List of All Hamas Rockets That Were Fired into Israel

This is an Iranian heavy 240-millimeter intermediate-range rocket. The Fajr-3 was introduced in the 1990s and has since been exported to Hamas and Hezbollah. The rocket is solid-fueled, has a fragmentation high-explosive warhead, and is 5.2 meters long, 240 millimeters in diameter, and weighs 407 kilograms.

It has wraparound fins for stabilization in flight, which reaches a diameter of millimeters when extended. The rocket also has spin stabilization but is not guided. The rocket’s double-layer propulsion burns for an average time of 4 seconds, reaching a peak velocity of 930 meters per second. The Fajr-3 rocket has a 90-kilogram warhead, with 45 kilograms of high explosive and the rest as metal pellets for fragmentation.

S 55

In 2009, Israel targeted Fajr III rockets, among other weapons being smuggled to Hamas in Gaza via Sudan. Israel was subjected to the heaviest bombardment since the escalation began. Hamas has fired rockets such as S-55 in previous years. This rocket has a much longer range than the S-40 rocket, with over 55 kilometers.


Hamas has produced the M75 rockets in local workshops using drawings and documentation supplied by Iran. The location of the workshops is unknown, though Hamas has displayed their production on Gaza television stations. The M75 has a range of 75 kilometers and is assembled with components smuggled into the Palestinian enclave through underground tunnels.


List of All Hamas Rockets That Were Fired into Israel

This is an Iranian 333-millimeter long-range rocket. The Volcano V is normally fired from a truck launcher but can also be fired individually. It carries a 175-kilogram fragmentation warhead with 90 kilograms of high explosive.

The first Fajr-5 rockets were created when China exported WS1 MLRS to Iran in the late 1980s. They were subsequently created and produced by Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization. Fajr-5 rockets are held in the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militant groups, and Hamas fired the first in November 2012.

It is believed that some sub-components and final assembly may take place in Gaza, but Iran furnishes the critical components of the rockets. Iran denied transferring any rockets to Gaza but said they instead transferred technology to manufacture the rocket.


According to the Hebrew Daily Maariv, investigators in the year 2019 believe the rocket fired by Hamas was a missile with a range of more than 80 kilometers.

This rocket is J80 and is named after Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas’s military wing. According to Hamas, it is difficult to intercept the Iron Dome because it flies in a non-linear course. It is believed to have been fired at its maximum possible range from an area near Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

Qasim SH-85

Up next is the Qasim SH-85. The SH-85 was used against Ben-Gurion International Airport on May 12, 2021. According to the Hamas group, the Al-Qassam Brigades released the details of the missile attack on Tel Aviv and Ben-Gurion Airport in honor of its modern commander, Muhammad Abu Shamala. In which SH-85 missiles were used for the first time. This rocket has a range of 85 kilometers.


Apart from other rockets, Al-Qassam Brigades also employed the J90 rocket. This rocket has a slightly better range than the SH-85. It can reach up to 90 kilometers.


Hamas used new A120 rocket launchers to launch new missiles that rained down on Israel on May 10, 2021. The statement went on to say that the missiles were equipped with highly destructive explosive warheads. The A120 is said to have a range of around 120 kilometers and was seen in Hamas’s footage of a long rocket being loaded into a launcher by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.


The M302 rocket, with the Palestinian designation R160, is a Syrian-made missile capable of delivering a 150-kilogram warhead up to 180 kilometers. The launch of the longer-range Khaibar-1 M302 rocket in July 2014 marked yet another escalation in Hamas’s rocket capabilities, capable of targeting most of Israel’s population.

The Israeli Navy intercepted a shipment of dozens of rockets known as M302 rockets onboard the Klos C cargo ship in the Red Sea on March 5, 2014. The rockets were being shipped from Syria to Iran and were destined for Sudan, from where they could be transported to Gaza via Egypt.

Ayyash missile

Last but not least is the Ayyash missile. On May 13, 2021, Hamas’s armed wing declared that it had begun using a new missile capable of hitting any place in Israel as the Gaza-based terror group launched a major rocket barrage at Israel’s central and southern regions.

According to Abu Ubaidah, a spokesperson for Hamas’s military wing, rockets with the ISH missile with a range of 250 kilometers were fired towards Ramon Airport, located north of Eilat in southern Israel.

The rockets reportedly landed in an unpopulated area outside the city, causing no injuries or damage. The range of the missile, which flew over 200 kilometers, reportedly shocked the Israel Defense Forces.

The IDF previously claimed that the terror group’s rockets could only travel 160 kilometers. According to The Times of Israel, Yahya Ayash, a top Hamas bomb maker who was responsible for hundreds of Israeli deaths until his assassination in 1996, was honored with a rocket’s name.