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IDF tanks destroy Hamas posts after Palestinians ignite fire on Gaza border-fence

Having attempted to destroy Israel’s security infrastructure, IDF tanks retaliate after 2 Palestinians, without entering into Israel, started a brush fire that they hoped would incapacitate the operations of Israel’s electronic border fence with Gaza.

By i24NEWS


The Israeli army shelled two Hamas observation posts in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after two Palestinians arrived at the border fence and started a fire, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) reported on Wednesday.

The suspects approached the Karni Crossing but “did not cross the fence nor infiltrate into Israel,” the IDF statement said.

Palestinian protesters along the Israel-Gaza border. – Photo: JACKGUEZ/AFP

“The IDF views with severity any attempt to damage and destroy the security fence and security infrastructure,” the statement ended.

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Pentagon tasks Israel to install anti-missile defense systems on US Army tanks

Pentagon gives green light for the installation of Israel’s Trophy active-protection system on selective US Army’s M1A2 Abrams tanks, making it the first military force other than the IDF to use this technology.
– Watch video of Trophy demonstration.



The US Army has approved the installation of Israel’s Trophy active-protection system on a number of its M1A2 Abrams tanks, making it the first army aside from the IDF to use the system.

The Pentagon said Thursday the decision was made following “an urgent material” request.

Designed to detect and neutralize incoming projectiles, the Trophy system has four radar antennae and fire-control radars to track incoming threats such as anti-tank guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades. Continue Reading »

IDF tank kills Palestinian inside ‘no-go zone’ on Gaza-Israel border


IDF spotters identify three Palestinians entering no-go area of the Gaza border fence last night, which led to tank fire.
• IDF investigating whether the 3 were attempting to plant an explosive device on the border fence.

By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy


An 18-year-old Palestinian man was killed was another was wounded overnight Tuesday from IDF fire near the Gaza border fence, according to Palestinian reports.

The IDF said that three Palestinians were spotted making their way towards the Gaza border fence in southern Gaza and arouse the suspicion of IDF lookouts.

Female members of the infantry battalion, “Lions of Jordan”.

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IDF tanks shells Hamas outpost in retaliation after two shooting incidents on Tuesday


An IDF tank retaliates and fires at a Hamas position in Gaza; no IDF forces injured after reporting shots fired at them along the border with Gaza.
– Gun fire was also reported on Tuesday by IDF forces along the Lebanese border near Metula in the Upper Galilee; no injuries or damage were reported.

By Ynet reporters


An IDF tank shelled a Hamas outpost in the center of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in retaliation for two incidents of shooting at IDF forces earlier in the day.

No soldiers were injured and no damage was reported in the shooting, which took place towards soldiers along the border of the strip with Re’im, a nearby kibbutz. Continue Reading »

Russia’s Red Army returns captured IDF tank to Netanyahu


PM Netanyahu: “For the past 34 years we have been looking for our fighters and we will not cease until we can bring them to graves in the State of Israel. For these 34 years, the Katz, Feldman and Baumel families have not had a grave to visit. But now they will have this tank, a remnant from the battle of Sultan Ya’akov, that they can visit and touch, and which will let them feel their common memory.”

By Nitsan Keider


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara took part in an official ceremony for the return of a tank that had been captured by Syria during the 1982 war in Lebanon. Continue Reading »

34 years later, Russia returns captured IDF tank to Israel


With no sign of the three Israeli soldiers who manned the tank during the First Lebanon War at the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, Russia agrees to return the tank to Israel to be used as a memorial.

By Jonathan Benedek/TPS


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his appreciation on Sunday for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signing of a presidential decree ordering the return of an IDF tank that was captured in 1982 during the First Lebanon War.

The captured Israeli tank currently on display at the Moscow Military Museum will return to Israel as the only reminder/memorial of the missing three IDF soldiers (inserted on photo) from the Battle of Sultan Yacoub. 

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