ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Two arrested for stealing decommissioned IDF tank from base in northern Israel

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

A decommissioned IDF tank that was stolen from a base in northern Israel after being found in a scrapyard on September 20, 2023 (Israel Police)
A decommissioned IDF tank that was stolen from a base in northern Israel after being found in a scrapyard on September 20, 2023 (Israel Police)

Police have arrested two people after a decommissioned tank was stolen from a military firing zone in northern Israel.

The Merkava Mark 2 was found in a scrapyard near the Haifa suburb of Nesher.

The Israel Defense Forces and Defense Ministry say the tank had all of its systems removed years ago, and was stationed as a target in a firing zone that is at times open to the public for hiking.

The IDF says it is probing the incident.

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