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IDF acquires 50 new armored vehicles for West Bank raids

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An undated photo of a newly acquired IDF armored vehicle based on the Ford F-550 (Plasan Sasa Ltd.)
An undated photo of a newly acquired IDF armored vehicle based on the Ford F-550 (Plasan Sasa Ltd.)

The Defense Ministry announces it has procured 50 armored vehicles for the military to use in its near-nightly raids across the West Bank.

Since the spring, the Israel Defense Forces has been conducting arrests in the West Bank following a series of Palestinian terror attacks.

Troops have repeatedly come under fire during the operations.

The ministry says the Plasan Sasa Ltd. Sand Cat vehicles were obtained through an “expedited” order, amid the West Bank operations.

The vehicle is based on the Ford F-550 platform.

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