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

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

The so-called Arab-Israeli deal, on which the current administration of US President Donald Trump had so high hopes, is faltering. Shelling of Israeli territory and the use of heavy equipment and military equipment by Israeli forces aviation against the Palestinian territories continues, as do mutual accusations of the parties in the responsibility of the opponent.


It became known that the Israeli army was involved on the border with the Gaza Strip Tanks... Combat vehicles "Merkava" were used against the infrastructure of several areas of the sector - in the south, in its central part and in the north. The Israeli press writes that the tanks were used as a retaliatory measure against a rocket attack by representatives of the armed wing of the Hamas group. It is added that the targets for the shelling of Gaza from tank guns were the Hamas ammunition depots.

Palestinian media reports that several Israeli tank shells damaged residential buildings. No casualties or casualties have been reported from the shelling.

At the same time, attention is drawn to the message of the Israeli press, which says that the inhabitants of one of the villages "heard a sound that looked like a rocket explosion." At the same time, the missile attack warning siren was silent.

These statements were commented on by the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF said that the siren did not work, as "the missile did not pose a threat to the inhabitants of the village."
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 20 January 2021 06: 49
    +1
    It's early to write off tanks, oh early!
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 20 January 2021 06: 56
      +1
      Tanks must be protected from grenade launchers and from the air ... then they are still viable in battle, where this is not the case, tanks are simply destroyed in batches and nothing can be done about it.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 20 January 2021 07: 06
        +5
        Everyone must be protected from something, the infantry from machine guns and mortars, and the air defense from infantry and enemy tanks.
      2. lucul
        lucul 20 January 2021 14: 24
        -4
        Tanks must be protected from grenade launchers and from the air

        And you don't need to cover the grenade launchers from anyone? ))) They live much less than a tank, especially if the MLRS was processing the road in front of the tanks)))
    2. Alex777
      Alex777 20 January 2021 08: 56
      0
      The Israeli press writes that the tanks were used in retaliation for a rocket attack by representatives of the armed wing of the Hamas group. It is added that the targets for the shelling of Gaza from tank guns were the Hamas ammunition depots.

      It's early to write off tanks, oh early!

      Do you think tanks are an effective means of destroying warehouses?
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 20 January 2021 09: 22
        +1
        Quote: Alex777
        Do you think tanks are an effective means of destroying warehouses?
        It depends on the location of the warehouses on the terrain and the degree of their coverage by the "non-combatant" buildings, and the 155 mm howitzer shell is not bad either.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 20 January 2021 12: 08
          0
          and 155 mm howitzer shell is not bad.

          It (155 mm projectile) is not only good, but is the main means of engaging targets such as a warehouse.
          And tanks hit with direct fire. hi
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 20 January 2021 12: 11
            +1
            Quote: Alex777
            And tanks hit with direct fire.

            That's it.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 20 January 2021 12: 46
        +5
        Israeli tank crews are traditionally trained to shoot as
        artillerymen at maximum gun elevation angles.
        It was born back in the 50s, when self-propelled artillery was still
        in Israel it was not, and there was very little usual.
        And we bought a lot of Sherman tanks. They were even put on special
        roller coaster to shoot higher. The Golan was in the hands of Syria.
        The Syrians regularly fired on kibbutzim and villages from above
        at the foot of the Golan. There was nothing to answer, and the tanks adapted.
        They began to jam the batteries.
        Then the ability to hit 4-5 km was very useful in the following wars.
        Kumm. shells hit and set fire to Egyptian tanks on the "outrageous"
        distances. This stunned the Arabs and undermined the morale.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 20 January 2021 14: 32
          0
          There was nothing to answer, and the tanks adapted. They began to jam the batteries. Then the ability to hit 4-5 km was very useful in the following wars.

          You probably mean the modified M51HV "Super Sherman" with a shortened modification of the 105mm French CN-105-F1 rifled tank gun?
          Today, smooth-bore guns are in service with Israeli tanks. And booking elevation angles limits Wrong?
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 20 January 2021 14: 47
            +2
            It's harder to shoot up the hill now ...
            But Gaza is a flat area. It is quite possible to get to 5-7 km.
            The 120mm smoothbore is less accurate than the famous Ordance L7 105mm.
            But then there are universal high-explosive armor-piercing shells for
            hitting fortified buildings without fragmentation side effects.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 20 January 2021 15: 29
              0
              But Gaza is a flat area. It is quite possible to get to 5-7 km.

              On a plain 7 km, is this shooting beyond the horizon? How to get from the tank to the warehouse at such a distance?
              I dont know. So I ask. hi
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 20 January 2021 15: 40
                +3
                How do the gunners get there? There used to be tables. Now the LMS calculates the angle of the gun's ascent by the coordinates of the target.
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 20 January 2021 15: 48
                  0
                  Now the LMS calculates the angle of the gun's ascent by the coordinates of the target.

                  Perhaps in the Israeli army everything is different, but here it is something like this:

                  Based on the results of a theoretical assessment of the issue of the advisability of attracting tanks to perform firing missions unusual for them with PDO, taking into account the results of practical experimental firing, the following conclusions can be drawn:

                  first, when firing from the PDO, an artillery battery significantly outperforms a tank company in terms of firing accuracy, accuracy of shells falling in the target area and, as a result, effectiveness of fire;

                  second, the damaging effect of artillery shell fragments in many cases is higher than the effect of tank shell fragments due to the choice of charges;

                  third, attracting tanks to perform firing missions with PDO is not profitable from an economic point of view (a small survivability resource of gun barrels and a higher cost of producing shells);

                  fourth, the issue of replenishing tank ammunition after completing fire missions with the PDO has not been resolved;

                  fifth, in case of urgent need, tank subunits can be involved in firing missions with the PDO, but they must be prepared for this. For the direct preparation of tank subunits for firing from the PDO, it is necessary to involve the forces and means of artillery subunits.

                  https://vm.ric.mil.ru/Stati/item/262641/
                  1. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 20 January 2021 16: 35
                    +3
                    In the combat practice of the IDF 60-80s
                    the ability to shoot from "artillery" distances paid off. The Israelis began to shower the enemy with 105 mm kumm shells (whose penetration is not related to the distance) from 3-4 km. Some of them fell. Tanks caught fire, panic began, as the Arab tankers had not yet seen the enemy. The Arabs started fire from 1.5 km of direct fire. By this time, some of their tanks had already been disabled.
                    I don’t know how it is now. But they still teach to shoot from afar. An annual competition of shooters for maximum distances (indirect shot) is held.
      3. lucul
        lucul 20 January 2021 14: 27
        -1
        Do you think tanks are an effective means of destroying warehouses?

        There is little that can be compared to a tank in terms of efficiency)))
    3. Vadim_888
      Vadim_888 21 January 2021 17: 06
      0
      Hamas have no bairatkars
  2. Maki Avellevich
    Maki Avellevich 20 January 2021 07: 27
    +4
    the news is weak.
    if they wrote "Israel used the Jericho 3 system to fire at the gas sector" then it would be journalism with a capital letter.
    1. igor67
      igor67 20 January 2021 13: 58
      0
      Quote: Maki Avellevich
      the news is weak.
      if they wrote "Israel used the Jericho 3 system to fire at the gas sector" then it would be journalism with a capital letter.

      Palestinian source: IDF did not attack Hamas targets

      publication time: January 19, 2021, 23:05 | last updated: January 20, 2021 00:18 p.m. blog printable photo version
      Palestinian source: IDF did not attack Hamas targets
      Shortly after the Palestinian media reported an IDF attack on Hamas facilities in the center and north of the sector, the Palestinian agency PalHdath tweeted that there was a mistake and there was no attack.

      According to the agency, Israeli soldiers fired several warning shots to move the Palestinians who were near the separation fence to a safe distance from it.
  3. Flooding
    Flooding 20 January 2021 07: 39
    +2
    Warehouses from before Hamas within reach of tank guns?
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 20 January 2021 07: 41
      +4
      you can throw a stone to Hamas.
      everything we have is small, we are waging a fight at intimate distances.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 20 January 2021 08: 18
        -1
        I have a rough idea about your distances.
        But I also have an idea about warehouse logistics.
        That is why I am perplexed.
        Israel, without any doubt, regularly strikes at foreign territory, without bothering to provide the world community with information confirming the need for such strikes.
        And here it is. Shelling from tank guns. Most likely we are talking about a distance of up to 2 km.
        How can I believe that an ammunition depot is located in close proximity to the Israeli border?
        1. Shimshon
          Shimshon 20 January 2021 09: 39
          +1
          ... I have a rough idea about your distances.

          Try google maps.
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 20 January 2021 09: 45
            0
            Quote: Shimshon
            Try google maps.

            Toda slave
        2. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 20 January 2021 15: 32
          0
          Quote: Flood
          How can I believe that an ammunition depot is located in close proximity to the Israeli border?

        3. Maki Avellevich
          Maki Avellevich 21 January 2021 07: 42
          0
          Quote: Flood
          I have a rough idea about your distances.
          But I also have an idea about warehouse logistics.

          visit Gaza, Egypt or other Arabs. you will learn a lot about both warehouse logistics and, in general, other types of rational.
          for example: do you think it is rational to fire a minimum from an elementary school yard?
      2. Dym71
        Dym71 20 January 2021 10: 27
        +1
        Quote: Maki Avellievich
        on intimate distances we fight

        good
        - Sarah, I can't understand how you live with your Boreas? He literally pokes into every hole!
        - You know, Sonechka, when I was young, I liked it.
  4. Guru
    Guru 20 January 2021 07: 43
    +1
    Using tanks as a howitzer is too wasteful.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 20 January 2021 09: 52
      +1
      Quote: Guru
      Using tanks as a howitzer is too wasteful.

      Consider shooting from forward positions.
      More reliable for armor.
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 20 January 2021 07: 45
    +9
    ... The so-called Arab-Israeli deal, on which the current administration of US President Donald Trump has pinned such high hopes, is faltering.

    What deals are we talking about?
    Trump pinned hopes on Hamas?
    What are the glitches, editors?
    Israeli territory was shelled from Morocco? Bahrain, Sudan or UAE?
    Don't make yourself look stupid, please.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 January 2021 08: 06
    -2
    targets for shelling Gaza with tank guns were ammunition depots Hamas
    Does Hamas keep its warehouses at direct range from a tank? The Jews darken them using the excuse on duty "response to shelling", "Hamas warehouses".
    1. Selevc
      Selevc 20 January 2021 08: 47
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Does Hamas keep its warehouses at direct range from a tank?

      Look at the map - at the size of the Gas Sector itself ... The whole territory there is like a quarter of Moscow !!!
  7. Asad
    Asad 20 January 2021 08: 35
    -1
    Is there something like a Coalition in the Israeli army?
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 20 January 2021 10: 31
      +1
      Quote: ASAD
      Is there something like a Coalition in the Israeli army?

      250 American M109A5
  8. zwlad
    zwlad 20 January 2021 08: 36
    0
    And they have no normal ACS chtol? Isn't it a pity to spend the resource of tanks on such shelling?
    1. Shimshon
      Shimshon 20 January 2021 09: 48
      +3
      For this ping-pong is not a pity. It is called a futile exchange, a mandatory response without escalation. From a tank it is more accurate to hit a non-residential building, without casualties. And a tank shot is cheaper for this purpose than raising an Air Force or shooting Spike.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 20 January 2021 09: 55
        0
        Quote: Shimshon
        For this ping-pong is not a pity. It is called a futile exchange, a mandatory response without escalation.

        To maintain tone. The result is not as important as the participation in the event itself.
        Well then, the presence of a warehouse is not at all necessary.
        1. Shimshon
          Shimshon 20 January 2021 10: 13
          +1
          .To maintain tone

          For this, there are a huge number of live-fire exercises, simulators, and the like, up to "tank biathlon".
          The result is not as important as the participation in the event itself.

          Of course, it is important that any shelling of the territory of the State of Israel will not remain unanswered. The more dangerous the shelling was, the more significant the response will be.
          ... Well then, the presence of a warehouse is not at all necessary.

          Some come up with the headquarters of the Ishil in the desert, others, the depots of weapons, in one of the most densely populated places on earth.
  9. Alex_You
    Alex_You 20 January 2021 08: 37
    -4
    Are there high-explosive shells on the scale? Which warehouses can be destroyed by shooting with a crowbar or a cumulative projectile.
  10. Abdula
    Abdula 20 January 2021 08: 53
    -4
    So why are they shelling the Israelis seem to have given permission to introduce the Sputnik V vaccine into Palestine, although it did not pass the Palestinians' certification, they themselves vaccinate Pfizer and Modern and V Palistina so as not to shell Sputnik V so cheaper
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 20 January 2021 10: 44
      0
      Quote: Abdula
      Sputnik V, although it did not pass the Palestinian certification

      Waiting for the Turks to master their production yes
    2. avib
      avib 20 January 2021 10: 48
      +2
      Quote: Abdula
      , themselves vaccinate Pfizer and Modern a V Palistina so as not to shell Sputnik V so cheaper

      What they bought in Israel for money - that's what they get vaccinated. What is bought in Palestine (Gaza Strip) for money - so they get vaccinated. Why in Palestine (Gaza Strip) should be vaccinated with the same vaccine as in Israel and vice versa? If the Palestinians buy a phaser, no one will stop them from being vaccinated with a phaser.
      By the way, I heard in the news that as soon as 80% of the population is vaccinated in Israel (this is enough for "herd vaccination") - On the West Bank of the Jordan River, they will vaccinate with Faizer and modernity at the expense of Israel. No one will enter the Gaza Strip, but there is no border with the West Bank and this is almost "one country" - thousands of Arabs work both in Israel itself and in Jewish settlements - so interaction is inevitable and the child will instill in all the Palestinians of the West Bank in order to to secure the Israelis themselves.
      Why are they not vaccinated with Faizer in Russia, but Sputnik V?
      Astra Zeneca is being vaccinated in Britain - a British development - very similar to Sputnik.
      Each country chooses what to do for itself.
  11. XXXIII
    XXXIII 20 January 2021 14: 14
    0
    Israel used tanks "Merkava" to shell the territory of the Gaza Strip
    Through their efforts, one can only get a tan on the seashore or new craters in the desert. yes