Israeli authorities are attempting to determine how a tank was stolen from a navy coaching zone in northern Israel
ByJULIA FRANKEL Related Press
September 21, 2023, 2:45 AM
JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities are attempting to determine how a closely armored, however unarmed, tank was stolen from a navy coaching zone after discovering it discarded in a junkyard.
The Israeli Merkava 2 tank disappeared from a coaching zone in northern Israel close to the coastal metropolis of Haifa, the Israeli military mentioned Wednesday. The coaching zone is closed to the general public when in use, however is in any other case accessible to passersby.
Police mentioned the 65-ton tank was discovered deserted in a scrapyard close to a navy base. In a video from the scene, the military inexperienced tank towers alongside rusty scraps of metallic and different industrial castoffs.
The military mentioned the Merkava 2 was decommissioned years in the past and was unarmed. It mentioned it had been used most not too long ago as a “stationary car for troopers’ workouts.”
Police mentioned that they had arrested two suspects in reference to the theft.