See If You Can Spot The Problem When Hamas Rolls Out Its New ‘Tank’ to Fight Israel

See If You Can Spot The Problem When Hamas Rolls Out Its New ‘Tank’ to Fight Israel

During a memorial service Saturday for seven Hamas militants killed when the tunnel they were in collapsed on them, Hamas rolled out what it called a “locally-produced” tank it said was fashioned out of an Israel Defense Forces’ tank captured two years ago. 

As Palestinian members of the Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gathered around a Israeli ‘tank’ in Gaza City, a number of observers, both Palestinian and Israeli, noticed that there was something odd about the armored fighting machine which a Hamas spokesman warned would be used on the “path of jihad.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Ofir Gendelman pointed out that the contraption appeared to be a mockup constructed of wood placed atop another vehicle whose wheels could be spotted poking out of the bottom.

Others suggested the gun turret was actually a sewage pipe.

The pro-Israel Elder of Ziyon blog reported Tuesday that a poster was created by Hamas’ rival Fatah mocking the tank display. The poster stated: “Can they excite the feelings of their supporters with … sewer pipes and fiberglass panels?”

During his speech inaugurating the tank, Hamas’ Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman Abu Obeida warned the Islamic movement was “preparing ourselves for the day that we shall meet those [Israeli] tanks.”

“Let us point our index finger toward heaven and renew our pledge of allegiance to Allah and to the commanders of the Izzedin Al-Qassam Brigades and vow to continue on the path of jihad and resistance,” he said at the ceremony according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which posted televised excerpts aired by Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV.

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that Palestinian fighters are digging tunnels into Israel and testing rockets in order to prepare for a new round of fighting with Israel.

H/T TheBlaze

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