A “tank” Hamas proudly rolled out at a funeral last week may be more parade float than war machine, and a photo of the contraption prompted Twitter trolls to turn their guns on the terrorist group.
The olive behemoth appeared at a memorial service for seven Hamas members killed when an illegal tunnel they were digging in Gaza collapsed. But in between the mysteriously immobile half-tracks, sharp-eyed social media mavens noticed what looks like a set of telltale tires.
Hamas paraded yesterday a "captured, rebuilt Israeli tank". FYI, tanks aren't made of wood and don't run on wheels. pic.twitter.com/cP1e8KFjAJ— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) February 1, 2016
“Hamas paraded yesterday a 'captured, rebuilt Israeli tank,' tweeted Ofir Gendelman, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “FYI, tanks aren't made of wood and don't run on wheels.”
Few took seriously Hamas’ claim the tank was captured from Israeli forces, and reconstructed in Gaza. But some apparently did: