Hamas' military wing showed footage of ambushes on Israeli Merkava tanks in the Gaza Strip

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Hamas' military wing showed footage of ambushes on Israeli Merkava tanks in the Gaza Strip

In the Gaza Strip, a guerrilla war continues between the Palestinian Hamas movement and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), which has been conducting a military operation in the enclave since the fall of 2023. Despite the unprecedented cruelty of the measures and methods taken, the Israeli army has not yet been able to cope with the Palestinian troops.

Recently, the military wing of Hamas, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, showed footage of ambushes on Israeli tanks Merkava in the Gaza Strip - in the Al-Zaytun quarter. But Palestinian fighters use the same tactics in other areas.



In the footage you can see how fighters from the military wing of Hamas, carefully hiding in urban areas and thickets, strike Israeli military equipment, using grenade launchers and mortars. After shots are fired at Israeli armored vehicles, they catch fire. There are no reports of casualties among Israeli tank crews.




Such attacks on Israeli heavy equipment cause significant damage to the IDF. Tanks and other heavy vehicles are very vulnerable to Palestinian fighters armed with grenade launchers.






The Israeli army command prefers not to disclose details about the number of tanks and armored vehicles shot down by Palestinians during the operation in the Gaza Strip. But, it should be noted, the Merkava has largely lost the image of one of the most “invulnerable” tanks in the world, which was created by the Israeli military industry for a long time.
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  1. +10
    24 February 2024 07: 39
    Well, finally an article about Israel... Otherwise I thought I was there, cheating everyone))))
    There is such silence in the world media... And now the dogs will come running and cover everyone’s mouths hehe
    1. +7
      24 February 2024 08: 57
      And I think this is what happened to these vaunted trophy systems???!!! request
      1. 0
        24 February 2024 09: 08
        Tanks and other heavy vehicles are very vulnerable to Palestinian fighters armed with grenade launchers.

        Vulnerable to fighters or RPGs?
        1. +3
          24 February 2024 09: 28
          Quote: seregatara1969
          Tanks and other heavy vehicles are very vulnerable to Palestinian fighters armed with grenade launchers.

          Vulnerable to fighters or RPGs?

          There are Javelins from Ukraine hehe
      2. 0
        29 February 2024 12: 11
        The myth burns along with the tank, however.
  2. +14
    24 February 2024 07: 41
    “The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which has been conducting military operations in the enclave since the fall of 2023 military operation"-

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    — We are conducting a “military operation” in the former Ukraine, and the IDF is waging a war of destruction...
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    1. +8
      24 February 2024 08: 14
      War is when army is at war with army, and here they are at war with children and women.
      1. -1
        24 February 2024 08: 20
        “War is when...” -

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        — Read the article...
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          1. +10
            24 February 2024 09: 01
            If Hamas is considered an army, then yes. You can wage war against the army.
            But the Jews themselves call Hamas terrorists. Operations are being carried out against terrorists.
            Israel does not hide the goal of this particular operation - squeezing the Palestinians out of the Gaza Strip.
            The method of operation is to create unbearable living conditions by destroying infrastructure, cutting off the supply of water, food, electricity, and creating a large number of civilian corpses to spread epidemics.
            This is genocide, not war.
            1. +1
              24 February 2024 09: 21
              Hamas is guerrillas, not an army! It does not have aviation, tanks, or even logistics support. And for the Zionists this is only a reason to kill and squeeze out Palestinians. This is not a war - this is a massacre! Shooting targets at a shooting range in which the targets are civilian children and women.
              1. +4
                24 February 2024 18: 06
                Quote: KZAKVO32923
                Hamas is guerrillas, not an army! It does not have aviation, tanks, or even logistics support.

                These partisans successfully resist the modern Israeli army. Having changed their shoes for the season, they burned almost half of the Merkavas and sent home many soldiers in the latest mackintoshes. In slippers and with water pipes, Hamas forced the IDF to throw off a fair amount of its super-duper potential, and the end of the film is not yet in sight...
                1. 0
                  24 February 2024 23: 33
                  But imagine if these guys had better weapons? The Palestinians are truly a fearless people; they have nothing to lose. But the cowardly Zionists, who have come in large numbers, are trembling for their own skins. With a lot of fuss, they will go back to their own countries.
    2. +8
      24 February 2024 09: 27
      The IDF is conducting a punitive operation with elements of genocide.
      1. +1
        24 February 2024 09: 31
        Quote: Argon
        The IDF is conducting a punitive operation with elements of genocide.

        They are clearing the territory for their own people, and in Ukraine too.. Everyone in the world is afraid to talk about it, But this is a Fact!
        1. 0
          24 February 2024 18: 15
          Quote: Argument
          Quote: Argon
          The IDF is conducting a punitive operation with elements of genocide.

          They are clearing the territory for their own people, and in Ukraine too.. Everyone in the world is afraid to talk about it, But this is a Fact!

          But this is already screwed up, bite it! The settlement of Jews on the territory of the former Ukrainian SSR could become a catalyst for the army, which after the Victory may well walk on the way back to the sites of past battles, checking the passport regime...
  3. +3
    24 February 2024 07: 42
    Myths about the invulnerability of tanks (of any kind) have recently disappeared like smoke. They have to be modified as they go. Much depends on the skills of the crew - when the work of our tank crews in Mariupol and Artyomovsk came into the net, the guys took pride in them. The Israelis have not yet gained similar experience in urban development.
    1. +7
      24 February 2024 08: 04
      The Merkava MK4 does not have the maneuverability of the T-80 BM, it weighs under 70 tons and is vulnerable to Palestinian fighters armed with tandem ammunition.
      1. 0
        24 February 2024 12: 32
        The Merkava, however, has a symmetrical 5-speed gearbox.
        5 - forward and 5 - backward.
        The T-80 powerfully rushes forward, but to retreat back it needs to turn around.
        At risk for survival. But Merkava does not.
        1. +1
          24 February 2024 19: 55
          But everyone knows about “Merkava Day”, but no one has heard of “T-80 Day” hi
  4. +9
    24 February 2024 08: 15
    The Tsakhal in response takes revenge on the civilians...what comes out from there about the actions of the Israeli military against civilians is simply disgusting.
    1. +7
      24 February 2024 09: 12
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      The Tsakhal in response takes revenge on the civilians...what comes out from there about the actions of the Israeli military against civilians is simply disgusting.

      This is pure genocide..And the UN world media is silent under the heel of the Jews!!! This is all scary And the Russians are being killed by the entire Western Cattle. It’s okay bastards, you will remember us for centuries of filth
      1. +1
        24 February 2024 12: 43
        All of Benjamin Netanyahu's actions have caused a reaction against him. Even the massacre of almost 30 thousand civilians in Gaza has not had such an effect. Already all the leading figures in the Middle East and West suddenly united against him.

        Each of them has a different vision for Gaza's future, but all agree that there should be no more Jewish supremacists in the Israeli government. Which, under the guise of temporary displacement of the residents of Gaza, “under the protection of Egypt,” pursue the goal of the subsequent expulsion of Arabs from Israel.

        The reaction of Washington and its main allies to the Israel Victory Conference and the standing ovation given to Rabbi Uzi Sharbaf in the presence of 12 sitting Israeli ministers changed their attitude towards Israel.

        For your information:

        Rabbi Uzi Sharbaf was sentenced to life imprisonment in Israel for multiple murders of Arabs. According to him, he is the successor of the “Stern gang”, which killed the British colonial minister in 1944, and in 1948 the UN special envoy Count Folke Bernadotte.
    2. 0
      29 February 2024 19: 00
      In the 70s, as a green teenager he served in the SA, we had a senior warrant officer, a participant in the events in Czechoslovakia. So one day in the smoking room he told us guys this thing - together with the Soviet troops, a limited contingent of GDR troops entered Czechoslovakia, the Germans always had a patrol with tanks, and in the event of an attack, the Germans, unlike Soviet soldiers, did not hesitate to open fire from a tank gun. The result - until the very end of the events, Soviet soldiers moved only as part of groups, and the Germans, according to the foreman - an ordinary picture, a circle is drawn in chalk in the middle of the roadway, a German soldier is standing inside - there is no one around, when an unauthorized crossing of the circle, no matter who, fire instantly opens to defeat. I don’t think there’s any need to talk about the number of losses in this situation. Draw your own conclusions.
  5. +3
    24 February 2024 08: 28
    The Merkava has largely lost its image as one of the most “invulnerable” tanks in the world
    I had a chance to read that the very shape of this tank, when it was created, flowed precisely from the region where they planned to conduct military operations. It was said that the Merkava is the perfect tank for this area and for no other
    1. -2
      24 February 2024 12: 29
      The KAZ successfully repelled many RPG grenades.
      Militants usually do not shoot at Merkava.
      Humvees, M113s and groups of soldiers are being fired at with grenades.
      Merkava were blown up by landmines. Land mine cracks hinged steel
      the leaf under its belly and tears the caterpillars. The tank is evacuated on a truck.
      1. +1
        24 February 2024 19: 57
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The KAZ successfully repelled many RPG grenades.
        Militants usually do not shoot at Merkava.
        Humvees, M113s and groups of soldiers are being fired at with grenades.
        Merkava were blown up by landmines. Land mine cracks hinged steel
        the leaf under its belly and tears the caterpillars. The tank is evacuated on a truck.

        Here I will support you. And any KAZ is better than no KAZ at all. The Russian army would also do well.
  6. +3
    24 February 2024 08: 38
    Israel is a synthetic country, it will perish...!
    A long fight with Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Yemen etc will weaken Israel.
    Israel is fighting the most stupidest war on earth.
    30,000 innocent civilians already lost their lives.
    Even Neanderthals were much civilized than the Israelis.

    1. +1
      24 February 2024 09: 14
      Quote: sodium20
      Israel is a synthetic country, it will perish...!
      A long fight with Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Yemen etc will weaken Israel.
      Israel is fighting the most stupidest war on earth.
      30,000 innocent civilians already lost their lives.
      Even Neanderthals were much civilized than the Israelis.


      Yes ay do kos laughing Hendehawk fakk yuyuyu! All I remember soldier
  7. -2
    24 February 2024 08: 45
    But it should be noted The Merkava has largely lost its image as one of the most “invulnerable” tanks in the world, which was created by the Israeli military industry for a long time.
    recourse Well, my friends, this is for the Japanese marketer V. Shpakovsky. request
  8. +13
    24 February 2024 09: 19
    Beat the Israeli occupiers! Death to the Nazi Zionists! Fascist Israel must be destroyed! !
    1. +2
      24 February 2024 09: 55
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      Beat the Israeli occupiers! Death to the Nazi Zionists! Fascist Israel must be destroyed! !

      Finally a normal and truthful comment! Now they will clean the site as usual bully
      Glory to Israel and the Jews.. wink
    2. 0
      24 February 2024 17: 13
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      Beat the Israeli occupiers! Death to the fascist-Zionists!

      PS
      Not a Jew. I do not live in Israel.
      There's just a little bit left to do. Show KUZKA'S MOM by personal example
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  10. +1
    24 February 2024 14: 50
    Curious who exactly is fighting the militant wing of Hamas? I'm not talking about tanks and armored vehicles. At the beginning of the events, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke several times surrounded by soldiers of his army, and all the soldiers were wearing completely deaf masks up to their eyes. Only Netanyahu himself showed an open face. Sometimes Russian-speaking bloggers from Israel post videos from the sites of urban battles in Gaza and again all the IDF soldiers are wearing masks up to their eyes. But what is characteristic of these eyes is blue and green. And when these soldiers, packed with masks, begin to give cheerful comments on events, you can feel the South Russian dialects in the words. I don’t think that all owners of this southern Russian dialect are complete repatriates from Odessa. It looks very much like some part of the Ukrainian army simply migrated to the Gaza Strip. Possibly mercenaries. In Ukraine they were trained to fight in Leopard tanks, and after the Leopard tank it is not very difficult to get into the Israeli Merkava, which is a clone of the same Leopard. And the brave pilots of the Israeli army are never shown to us anywhere; most likely there are black guys from the US army sitting in the F-35. Why don’t the Israelis fight the enemy, you ask? Apparently all Israelis are on social networks fighting to the death with Israel's enemies and telling us stories about unsurpassed and unique Israeli weapons. True, as events showed, the much-hyped “Iron Dome” turned out to be not iron or even a dome. And the much-hyped “unique” Merkava tanks turned out to be not unique at all and burn out even after being hit by an old mortar.
  11. 0
    27 February 2024 22: 44
    And Jews can only kill civilians. Hamas poses as supposedly the best army in the east.