A decommissioned Israeli tank was stolen from a army base, solely to be discovered hours later in a close-by scrapyard, police stated Wednesday.
A report was obtained from the protection ministry “a couple of tank stolen from an IDF (Israeli Protection Forces) coaching base close to Elyakim junction,” police stated.
Forces started looking the realm in northern Israel and shortly sufficient “discovered the tank in a scrapyard within the space of Nesher,” a close-by city.
Police stated they have been investigating why and the way the tank was stolen.
The Israeli military stated the tank was a Merkava 2, “decommissioned a few years in the past.”
“The tank was stripped of armament, and its techniques don’t work,” the military stated in an announcement, noting that it was stationary and used for coaching in a firing zone accessible to hikers.
It wasn’t the primary time an previous tank was stolen in Israel in latest months.
In February, a tank was stolen from a memorial website, for use as a part of a protest towards the federal government.