Troops from the Golani Brigade’s 13th Battalion captured “Palestine Square” in the Shejaiya neighbourhood before toppling the sick statue.
The sick monument was pulled down by Israel’s famous Caterpillar D9 which is known as the world’s most indestructible bulldozer.
Famously called “The Teddy Bear”, the 62-tonne monster bulldozer is almost impenetrable to guns and explosives – and has mine-proof armour that can deflect rockets
The “Palestine Square” is the same place where Hamas terrorists paraded the released hostages a few weeks ago during the “fragile truce”.
IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari wrote on X, formerly Twitter: “Golani’s fighters took over and destroyed a central square in the Shejaiya neighbourhood – the ‘Palestine Square’ – where Hamas erected a statue glorifying the APC disaster from the ‘Tzuk Eitan’ operation.”
During the 2014 Gaza war, seven Golani soldiers were killed after their armoured personal carrier was hit while battling in the Shejaiya region.
Cruel Hamas reportedly captured the remains of one of the seven IDF soldiers Sgt. Oron Shaul which they have not returned yet.
After the deadly incident, the terror Islamic terror group erected a monument of a large fist punching through an APC, holding three dog tags, one of which had the name of Shaul.
Lt. Col. Yuval Mazuz, the new commander of the 13th Battalion, said: “We are here, the 13th Battalion, at the place where the terrorist organization Hamas erected a statue glorifying the disaster that happened to the battalion in [Operation] Protective Edge.
“We are sending a clear message to Hamas: We will come and destroy all such statues no matter wherever they have been built.”
The IDF’s destruction of the Hamas monument is a hark back to the toppling of the infamous Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square, Baghdad during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The event, which received global media coverage, symbolised the end of Hussein’s rule in Iraq.
Meanwhile, the IDF says it captured a member of Hamas’ elite Nukhba forces and another terror operative at a school in Gaza City’s Rimal neighbourhood on Friday.
They were reportedly nabbed during a raid on the school where Israeli troops killed “many” more operatives, according to the IDF.
The elite Nukhba forces were the ones “ordered to kill everyone and burn their homes” in the October 7 massacre.