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Israel used tanks "Merkava" to shell the territory of the Gaza Strip

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After several days, during which the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes on the territory of the Gaza Strip, the IDF command issued an order to use tanks... Reports indicate that Israeli forces used Merkava tanks to shell southern Gaza.

The press service of the IDF (Israeli army) says that the positions of the Hamas group were fired at from tank guns.

This step, as stated, the Israeli troops went in connection with the carried out rocket fire on Israeli territory. The shelling took place on Friday (August 21) evening. Alarm sirens went off in Sderot and its several border settlements in Israel.
In Gaza itself, it is reported that Israel used tanks and artillery to fire at observation posts near Rafah and Khan Younis.

The infrastructure suffered significant damage. At the same time, no casualties have been reported at the moment.

Earlier, Israel launched several air strikes on Gaza, claiming that this was a response to the "fire terror". The IDF refers to the launching of balloons with combustible substances from the territory of Gaza, which, reaching Israel, often cause fires.
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  1. Cheldon
    Cheldon 22 August 2020 07: 33 New
    +6
    "During the night shelling of the Israeli city of Sderot, one of the rockets fired by Hamas fighters managed to break through the" Iron Dome "and hit a residential building.
    In total, 7 missiles were fired into Israel that night, 6 of which were intercepted. 4 people were injured. "
  2. Catfish
    Catfish 22 August 2020 08: 40 New
    +8
    Israel used tanks "Merkava" to shell the territory of the Gaza Strip

    Well, if they are, then for something you need to use them. request
    The Chinese, over there, dispersed the demonstrations with tanks ... and nothing ...
    1. svp67
      svp67 22 August 2020 09: 25 New
      -1
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Well, if they are, then for something you need to use them.
      The Chinese, over there, dispersed the demonstrations with tanks ... and nothing ...

      Well, you can arrange a "tank biathlon", invite the Arabs as spectators, why should you shoot at people right away?
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 22 August 2020 09: 27 New
        +6
        So they have been there for almost a hundred years firing each other without a break, what kind of biathlon there are ...
      2. fider
        fider 22 August 2020 09: 54 New
        12
        So nobody shot at people. At Hamas.
      3. mvg
        mvg 22 August 2020 14: 43 New
        +2
        "tank biathlon" to arrange

        The extreme biathlon was in 1982, then only training in 2006. They now like Aviadarts more. Will soon kick out the bulldozers and level Haza all