In the video he posted account OSINTtechnical, destroyed motorbikes and an Iranian Misagh-1 anti-aircraft weapon are seen. The account on the X network is managed by an analyst from the US think tank Center for Naval Analysis (CNA).
Misagh-1 is one of a number of types of missile systems denoted by the abbreviation MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems). After all, this accurately describes what this type of weapon excels at – you can carry it in your hand and you can destroy an aerial target with a shot from your shoulder. In addition to being easy to move compared to larger missile systems, this weapon is also considerably more inconspicuous, cheaper and easier to control. This has made the so-called manpads a feared weapon used by professional armies and guerilla units around the world for decades.
Manpads can be a certain risk both for Israeli helicopters, which the army uses extensively to fight radicals, and also for civilian aircraft. The Hamas movement publishedthat it even owns the Mubar-1 anti-aircraft system.
Hamas spokesman Ghazi Hamad confirmed that the organization has direct support from Iran, which has pledged to “stand by the Palestinian fighters until the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem.”
Fight in the city
According to many observers, an attack by the Israeli army against Gaza is only a matter of time. But the price of such an operation would probably be very high and the benefit uncertain.
Meanwhile, reports emerged on social media that Palestinian terrorists were using weapons from Ukraine in attacks on Israel. Fake ones are also circulating video The BBC, which claims the Bellingcat investigation shows Ukraine smuggled weapons to Hamas. The director of the organization, Eliot Higgins, said on the X social network that it is a forgery. It is not clear who is behind the disinformation campaign.
Iranians are copying American weapons
Ukrainian military intelligence reported on Monday that Russia is giving Hamas weapons captured in Ukraine to discredit Kiev.
Russia acquired an unknown amount of US-made military equipment during the fighting in Ukraine. This is allegedly being sent to Iran, where they are attempting to create copies that could threaten the US and its allies, US officials say.
The head of the Mossad secret service, David Barnea, recently drew attention to the supply of weapons representing an existential threat to Israel (more here).
For the time being, it is not at all clear whether Iranian scientists have succeeded in copying the American weapons that appear in Ukraine. However, the Iranian regime has proven in the past to be extremely effective in copying the American military equipment it has seized.
Iran’s Toophan anti-tank guided missile is a copy of the US BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile from the 1970s.
In 2011, Iran seized an American drone. The regime used a copy of it to invade Israeli airspace in 2018, but the Jewish state shot down the drone.
The great danger of these copies comes from Iran supplying them to its proxy forces abroad. Copies of American military equipment are supplied to both the aforementioned Hamas in Palestine, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis from Yemen. Analyst Joe Truzman published photos showing manuals for Israeli military equipment and instructions on how to destroy it.
Military replicas in the hands of Israel’s enemies could prove to be an effective weapon against modern Israeli technology.
Reporter in Israel
Seznam Zpráv special correspondent Jan Novák went to Israel to report on the horrors committed there by Hamas terrorists.