IDF tank comes under missile fire in northern Gaza

Palestinian terrorists fire guided anti-tank missile at Merkava Mk 4 which was equipped with new active-protection system known as Trophy.

By
March 20, 2011 17:29
1 minute read.
IDF soldiers on tank near Gaza border

IDF soldiers on tank near Gaza border 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

Violence continued on Sunday to flare up along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip as an IDF tank came under missile fire in northern Gaza.

Palestinian terrorists fired a guided anti-tank missile at the Merkava Mk 4 which was equipped with the IDF’s new active-protection system known as Trophy.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Israel vows to avenge Gaza mortar barrage

The system detected the missile launch but did not launch countermeasures since the anti-tank missile was off target and did not pose a threat to the tank. The Trophy then transferred the coordinates of the terrorists who had fired the missile to the tank crew which immediately returned fire, wounding at least one Palestinian.

Sunday’s incident was the second time that the Trophy worked effectively since it was deployed with Battalion 9 of the 401st Armored Brigade along the Gaza border several months ago.

On Saturday night, IDF tanks opened fire at two Palestinians who were moving suspiciously in an area that is off limits to Palestinians near the border. Medical officials in Gaza said that two known terrorists were killed.

The violence on Sunday came a day after close to 50 mortar shells rained down on Israeli communities in the western Negev in the largest single attack carried out by Hamas since Operation Cast Lead over two years ago.


Related Content

idf hebron
August 22, 2014
Palestinians throw Molotov cocktail at IDF checkpoint in Hebron

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, TOVAH LAZAROFF