Security sources told Ynet that the army does not view the "rocket launching" attempt in the Tulkarem area as an innovation and that it has concealed goals.
"There is no doubt that terror organizations are trying to copy the technology and knowledge in the Gaza Strip in terms of high-trajectory fire in a bid to threaten the Sharon region," a senior officer said.
"Different attempts were made in the past, some failed, some partially succeeded. There is no doubt that these attempts will continue and will maybe bear fruit in some stage or another," the officer added.
According to the officer, "we are carrying out activities the deal with the issue, including arrests of activists involved in the matter, and are following the issue. The metal parts brought to use over the weekend are of a simple type, an attempt to improvise a rocket from a metal cane with other improvised means attached. The attempt totally failed, there was no progress here."
Sources in the Israel Defense Forces claimed that this launching attempt, like the previous attempts, had other aims: "In every such attempt which is also documented by cameras, the terror activists send the evidence to all kinds of places from where the money which feeds them flows, and thus they in fact prove that they are operating and need more money for this operation."