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Israel Lost Helicopter, Special Forces Group In First Day Of Hamas Attack (Photos)

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Israel Lost Helicopter, Special Forces Group In First Day Of Hamas Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. By Israel’s Channel 12, via X.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) lost one of its S-65C-3 Yas’ur heavy-lift transport helicopters on the first day of the surprise Palestinian attack, Channel 12 and other Israel news sources revealed on October 13.

The helicopter, which was carrying a group of special forces, crash landed near the settlement of Be’eri, more than four kilometers to the east of the Gaza Strip, on the morning of October 7 and was later blown up during the battle in the settlement by fighters from the Hamas Movement with an anti-tank projectile.

Be’eri was one of several settlements near Gaza which were stormed on that day by Palestinian fighters in an attack led by Hamas.

The special forces group that was being transported by the Yas’ur helicopter was most likely from the IAF’s elite Shaldag Unit, which reportedly lost at least 20 of its service members during the battle in Be’eri.

The Yas’ur is a special expert version of the American-made CH-53D for Israel. The IAF maintains some 22 helicopters of this type, all of which were upgraded and improved by the Israel Aircraft Industries. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) mainly uses these helicopters to to land and extract special forces on raids and patrols deep behind enemy lines.

Photos of the destroyed helicopter near Be’eri were posted on social media on October 14. The IDF confirmed of its helicopters was hit, without providing any details.

Israel Lost Helicopter, Special Forces Group In First Day Of Hamas Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Via X.

Israel Lost Helicopter, Special Forces Group In First Day Of Hamas Attack (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Via X.

This was the IDF’s first confirmed aerial loss since the outbreak of the battle in Gaza. At least 1,300 Israelis were killed and more than 3,400 were wounded in the initial Palestinian attack. Hundreds others were captured or went missing.

Israel’s material losses were not any better. According to lostarmour.info, a Russian website that tracks and documents military losses, at least 101 vehicles of the IDF were destroyed, damaged or captured by Palestinian fighters. The number includes ten of Israel’s advanced Merkava Mark 4 main battle tanks and 19 Namer armored personnel carriers.

In addition, the IDF acknowledged several casualties from the 947th Battalion of its Air Defense Forces which operates an Iron Dome air defense system. This led to speculation that at least one such system was destroyed by Palestinian fighters.

In response to these heavy losses, the IDF has been bombarding Gaza since the first hours of the attack and is reportedly preparing to invade the strip. Israeli strikes claimed the lives of more than 2,200 Palestinains, including hundreds of children and women.

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Martillo

the anglozionazi empire of excrement is taking it in all orifices at the moment. meanwhile odessa awaits inevitable liberation. z and lots of it until the rump ukrapper dumpster fire is burned out.

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Settler by the sword

i remember watching a video of a settler walking in and claiming a palestinian family land, saying if he didn’t steal it, somebody else will. that is enough to know about where to go with the settler mentality

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Cromwell

that animal was from brooklyn new york like many other colonialists, i would have shot the bastard on the spot.

Clyde

it’s highly amusing to see all the hand-wringing in canada over the mistreatment of the indigenous people in the residential school program, while all canadian media and political parties back the jewish supremacist colonial state and tolerate no dissent.

US /Israel crime planning

the usa turned a lot of anti-aircraft weapons loose in ukraine could it be coming back on them.

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NDR7652

quite possible

Redguard

the zionists received a huge blow to their colossal ego, now they are fuming and completely unable to contain their genocidal tendencies, they are responding in a hysterical manner as expected and lashing out against women and children like true servants of satan (which they never stopped being).

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NDR7652

news flash in a statement released by the man-made entity known as ……..”satan”…….he has claimed that recent events are not of his doing and blamed the other man-made entity known as “god” for writing stupid “holy books” of course “god” could not be reached for comment

US made flimsy dog tags

satan the coward approves your comment.

Beťar

čím asi tak bola daná dolu? že by spadla sama? to asi ťažko. dúfajme, že banderovskí fašisti dodali hamasu viac rakiet. aspoň je postarané o srandu, ha, ha, ha … svetu mier!!!

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Sloba

destroyed on the ground.

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Crimea is 100% Liberated

4 idf generals killed , 1 idf general captured, idf denies losses just like they denied aircraft losses

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Dear

just like ukrops doing all the time since svo started, zionists school.

Crimea is 100% Liberated

heres are idf generals killed plus 1 captured major general. amir skuri,

major general. ariel ben moshe, commander of sayeret matkal.

idf general leon bar 54 years old, a senior officer in the west bank division in the israeli army, killed during clashes in the kibbutzs and other settlements surrounding the gaza strip.

general nimrod aloni, commander of the gaza division captured, idf editors are quick to label it mistaken identity

Keith

children spit on christians; as a jewish orthodox tradition, same, as adults do but they train them.

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James

best news, palestinians have to endure these hardships before the ultimate victory. arrogant powers will keep experiencing failures until their economies emplode.

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bert didddle

is this not the heicopter i saw blown up with the guy from armour 3?

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CrazyCanuck

there was more than 1 heli loss… 2 are confirmed with 50+ elite iof dead…. hence the reason for crocodile tears from the western warmongers.

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