Hamas and Hezzbollah are not exactly the same bunch
Hezzbollah are Shi’ite with connections to Syria and primarily Iran
- they sit on Lebanon’s Southern border
Hamas are Sunni, although they are also connected to Syria (well their boss is hiding out there), they don’t have any physical ‘gateway’.
The Qassams fired from Gaza probably start off as components from Egypt.
Last time I was in Israel, we were discussing the dope smuggling routes, my friends reckoned Egypt - there was some recent hassle about stuff getting into Gaza from Egypt
- arms and dope tend to follow similar paths
The Katyushas are a recent innovation, and have really rattled the Israelis’ cage
It certainly looks as if they are coming into Lebanon from Syria, and from what I’ve heard on the BBC World Service, it sounds as if they are of ex USSR origin, but not with the help of the Russian government.
What has me puzzled is why Syria is going along with this, they are not a ‘Mullah State’, they did an excellent (and unappreciated) job of keeping Lebanon peaceful.
Possibly they are worried by their own youthful population, possibly they feel threatened by Iran, possibly they are demonstrating that ‘Democracy’ does not work in flashpoints.
Personally I would prefer to see them back in Lebanon, as I suspect, would the Israelis.