Video documents Israeli Merkava 4 hit by Al-Qassam Brigades in 2011
Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, has published Friday a new video documenting the targeting and bombing of an Israeli Merkava 4 tank east of Khan Younis in 2011.
The video shows an Israeli Merkava 4 tank while rolling into Palestinian lands east of Khan Younis to the south of Gaza Strip along a military bulldozer on July 7, 2011.
The Merkava was directly targeted by a high anti-tank explosive, the video documents.
The Israeli occupation admitted at that time the injury of a number of its soldiers. One of them was seriously injured.
The operation was carried out by the Palestinian martyr Ahmed Sahmoud, who was killed during Israel’s summer aggression on Gaza in 2014.
The Merkava Mk.4 is one of the most advanced tanks in the world; however it was targeted and destroyed by al-Qassam fighters more than once. Dozens of Israeli soldiers were killed and injured in similar resistance operations targeting Merkava 4 tank.