Yesterday Hamas unveiled their own tank, supposedly made partially of captured Israeli tank components, during a memorial procession for seven fighters killed in a tunnel collapse in Gaza. Yet upon closer inspection, the tank in question is more movie prop than war wagon.
The idea that Hamas could now be fielding tanks, especially while under tight import controls and the watchful eye of the Israeli Defense Forces is puzzling to say the least. Israeli tanks have been the bane of Hamas forces during incursions into the Gaza Strip in the recent past. With this in mind, the idea that Hamas could have something, anything really, that could even approach such a modern tank’s capability would be a very big, in not unbelievable deal.