Runaway Israeli Tank Rolls Across Highway With Crew Asleep Inside  

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In what the Israel Defense Force is calling a “severe safety violation,” a 65-ton Merkava battle tank rolled across a major Israeli highway Sunday. Where was its crew? Fast asleep inside the armored vehicle.

The IDF has launched an investigation into how a tank crew from Shizafon base fell asleep inside their Merkava-4 tank and put it into reverse, winding up 600 meters from where they should have been, on the other side of the busy Route 40 highway. Luckily, o one was hurt in the incident.

The incident happened Sunday during a tank commander’s course in the Negev Desert, about 46 miles north of the resort city of Eilat, the Times of Israel reported.

Read more at Sputnik News.



  1. And they think the army protects eretz yisroel…here’s another example (I have personally heard many of where the soldiers are sleeping at their posts instead of guard השם שומר ישראל and not the IDF like they would like to believe.


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