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Israel-Hamas War: Israel’s fleet of armoured vehicles set to get their metal tested

20th October 2023 - 12:24 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London

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The Namer heavy APC would likely be deployed as part of any invasion of Gaza by Israel.(Photo: IDF)

Israel appears to be set for a ground war in northern Gaza in what the Israeli government argues is an effort to destroy the capability of Hamas to attack Israel. It is an environment the IDF has fought in before and the army’s vehicles will likely have a key role.

The attack on Israel by Hamas on 7 October was one of the most devastating on the state since at least 1973 and almost immediately led to the launching of air strikes.

It also led to the total mobilisation of Israeli land forces which has included hundreds-of-thousands of reservists. It has also seen a gathering of some of the world’s most advanced MBTs, APCs and other vehicles on its western border with Gaza in preparation for a potential ground invasion.

At the same time Israel has been casting a wary eye towards Lebanon and the Iran-backed forces of Hezbollah.

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Damian Kemp

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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