Hamas rolls out new «tank» which appears to be made by Fred Flintstone
During a memorial service Saturday for seven Hamas militants killed when the tunnel they were incollapsed 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.
However, 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.
Dude, seriously? Look at this thing:
Why does a tracked vehicle have wheels?
The world may never know.
And lest you think the tank is some sort of defense mechanism, I give you these quotes:
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.