Hamas Fighter Hand Delivers Explosive To IDF Tank

GoPro footage from a Hamas militant documents a brazen attack in which the insurgent hand carries an explosive anti tank device to an IDF Merkava tank and sets it on the vehicle. He then rapidly retreats to a safe distance before it explodes.


Following the blast, the Hamas fighter fires a rocket propelled grenade at the Israeli tank, and it makes direct contact. It doesn't appear that the initial blast itself was all that effective in immobilizing the Merkava, but it does demonstrate how vulnerable heavy armor is without dismounted infantry support.


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GoPro footage from a Hamas militant documents a brazen attack in which the insurgent hand carries an explosive anti tank device to an IDF Merkava tank and sets it on the vehicle. He then rapidly retreats to a safe distance before it explodes.


Following the blast, the Hamas fighter fires a rocket propelled grenade at the Israeli tank, and it makes direct contact. It doesn't appear that the initial blast itself was all that effective in immobilizing the Merkava, but it does demonstrate how vulnerable heavy armor is without dismounted infantry support.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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