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Hamas Tank Gets No Respect

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The Hamas tank is rolled out for a weekend rally in memory of seven militants who were killed when a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Feb 2016 09:25 AM

The Hamas tank appears to be "more movie prop" than war-fighting machine, said one observer as many on social media started picking apart the armored vehicle that the terrorist group claims is made from captured tank parts.

Hamas rolled out the tank on Saturday during a memorial service for seven of its members  killed when the tunnel they were in collapsed on them, and The Mirror said many on the Internet quickly began spotting its design flaws, noting that it was "nothing more than a wooden car that has been disguised as a fearsome war vehicle for propaganda purposes."

Tyler Rogoway, on the military blog Foxtrot Alpha, said Hamas claimed that its tank was built from components from captured Israeli tank, but it turned out to be "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," said Rogoway. "… But upon closer examination, it turns out Hamas's newly unveiled 'tank' is at best an armored car, and more likely just a low-end prop.

"This is especially evidenced by the fact that the tank's tracks don't even touch the ground and it happens to have tires hidden under its hull. And yeah, the rest of it looks pretty lame too."

The "tank" brought numerous snickers on social media.


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The Hamas tank appears to be "more movie prop" than war-fighting machine, said one observer as many on social media started picking apart the armored vehicle that the terrorist group claims is made from captured tank parts.
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