The Gaza-based al-Mujahideen Brigades, the military wing of the al-Mujahideen movement, announced on Monday that they have manufactured a new type of handheld missile launcher.

A spokesman for the group, named Abu Omar, said in a statement received by Ma’an that the new launcher called “Sair”, which means “flames” or “hell” in Arabic, would be used in any new confrontation with Israeli occupation forces.

“The launcher was (created as) part of efforts to develop resistance weapons as the enemy has been threatening to launch a new aggression against the Gaza Strip,” the statement said, referring to a series of Israeli strikes and assassinations in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks.