WWII-era Soviet tank found in Holon
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WWII-era Soviet tank found in Holon

Relic discovered during construction excavation in city's industrial zone

An old Russian tank found buried in Holon's industrial zone. (Photo credit: Israel Police/Facebook)
An old Russian tank found buried in Holon's industrial zone. (Photo credit: Israel Police/Facebook)

A construction crew excavating a site in Holon’s industrial zone on Tuesday stumbled upon a rusting World War II-era Soviet tank several meters underground.

The tank was found, funnily enough, on Merkava Street in the city, Merkava being the name of Israel’s domestic tank.

Israel Police initially cordoned off the area, fearing old explosives might be found nearby, but eventually concluded that there was no such danger. The police then posted pictures of the puzzling find to Facebook.

Officials said the tank — a T-34 model, first produced in 1939 — could have been captured during one of Israel’s wars, or left over from a military workshop that existed for years nearby.

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