“The standard ceramic vest Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi was wearing when he was fatally shot in the chest near the Gaza border Friday cannot stop the advanced weapon”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
IDF believes Gaza snipers used Iranian armor-piercing rifle to kill soldier
by Staff
July 22, 2018

An initial investigation by the IDF has concluded that Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi, killed Friday by Palestinian sniper fire on the Gaza border, was hit by an armor-piercing bullet fired from an Iranian-manufactured rifle, Hadashot TV news reported Sunday. The gun used in the attack was said to be an Iranian replica of an Austrian Steyr rifle. According to the report, the IDF was aware Hamas was in possession of such weapons, which can penetrate the standard ceramic vests used by the majority of soldiers. READ MORE

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