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Jan 01, 2024
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Al-Jazeera Military Analyst Fayez Al-Dwairi Explains Anti-Tank Missile Used By Hamas In Gaza, Adds: It Can Penetrate Israel's Namer APC And Merkava Tank

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

On January 1, 2024, Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) aired a report in which its military analyst General (Ret.) Fayez Al-Dwairi provided an overview of the Yasin-105 anti-tank missile used by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. He explained some of its technical specifications and the mechanism it uses to penetrate armor, and when asked why the animation he was using for his explanation depicts the Yasin-105 being used against Israeli Merkava tanks, he explained that the Merkava tank is even more vulnerable than the Namer APC, which had thus far been effectively targeted by Hamas militants, inflicting several Israeli casualties.

Interviewer: "This is the Yasin-105 [anti-tank missile, used by Hamas]."

Fayez Al-Dwairi: "This is the external body of the missile. It has two charges in tandem, both with the same components. They are fired one microsecond apart. The first charge is responsible for penetrating the external armor plates, and the second charge penetrates the body itself.

"So this is what happened. The [carrier] is considered the most modern, strongest, and most armored in the world."

Interviewer: "This is the first warhead and the second warhead."

Al-Dwairi: "Yes."

Interviewer: "So the first warhead penetrates..."

Al-Dwairi: "It does, and the second... Perhaps this video will show how the second charge comes out."

Interviewer: "Why are we showing the Merkava tank? So far, the occupation forces have not confirmed that a Merkava was targeted, but the Namer carrier has the same chassis of the Merkava."

Al-Dwairi: "It has the same armor plating, but the Merkava has a more significant weakness in the turret area."

Interviewer: "So if the Yasin-105 can penetrate the Namer, it can penetrate the Merkava."

Al-Dwairi: "And the impact would be greater. In the Namer, there are soldiers with their ammunition. There are about ten of them, and they have ammunition for their personal weapons or medium-range guns, whereas there can be 64 shells in the Merkava."

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