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Israel to deploy machine gun-equipped autonomous vehicles along Gaza border

IDF's Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) which it plans to deploy along the Gaza border
IDF's Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) which it plans to deploy along the Gaza border

Israel is set to use fully autonomous unmanned vehicles along the border with the Gaza Strip, according to a  report published by FoxNews.com.

While currently unarmed, the Israeli military plans to add machine guns to the so-called Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) by “the beginning of next year”.

An unnamed Israeli military official told the website: “This is the future – the border is a very dangerous place… Sending unmanned vehicles to do these patrols means that troops’ lives are not at risk.”

According to the report, the Israeli army has worked with defence giant Elbit Systems to convert Ford pick-up trucks into UGVs by adding “specialised remote driving technology”, along with “four driving cameras and a 360-degree observation camera.”

UGV testing reportedly began in July 2015 and the trucks “became operational in February [2016].”

While each vehicle is currently “driven by an operator in a remote control room using a steering wheel, joystick and pedals”, an army official told FoxNews.com that “in the future, we will have the capability of fully autonomous driving.” The machine gun “will be operated from a control room.”

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  • geoff lane

    israel is a pariah state.

    • David Jackson

      I simply don’t understand people like you! Israel is just like all good countries, concerned for the well being of its people. It is continually attacked by Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the north. They always start first so Israel has to defend itself. You are just brainwashed by the “amazing” propaganda spewed out every day by these terrorists. These evil people even use the innocent Gazans and Palestinians as part of a human shield. Are you aware of this? Or you want to believe in the lies because you might be anti-semetic?

      • Lloyd Kennedy

        You’re the one spouting pure propaganda. There is no evidence of Hamas using human shields in Gaza whilst there is evidence of the IDF using Palestinian children as shields. Stop listening to Fox and CNN.

        • David Jackson

          My God!!! I go to Israel myself and can see for myself the cowardly terrorists using the innocent Gazans to protect themselves. You don’t want to believe this – you are just totally and utterly blind to the truth. Israel is the most democratic state outside the Western world. It is a fact and sad people like yourself who abhor Israel and the Jews will never or don’t want to accept the real truth. Come on, Lloyd, grow up!!

          • GIVVO6_B

            Did you also see the cowardly Zionists who have spent the last 70 years ethnically cleansing the Palestinian people from their own land. Hasbara is all you get from Zionists as they hate the truth of the fact that Ben-Gurion and all the other gangsters came to steal and to kill and to ethnically cleanse all those who owned the land. They bomb children and torture them and they are the scum of the earth that need removing from all the stolen land. BDS now is what I say.

          • David Jackson

            I am afraid you have been reading novels not actual news! You should visit
            Israel and see the truth out there. Are you aware that the Israelis care for people in trouble? They were the among the first to rush to help Nepal (earthquake), Thailand (tsunami), give helpful advice to countries trying to defend themselves. People who virulently criticise Israel can only be a anti-Semitic and will go out of their way to lambast The small but brave country.

          • GIVVO6_B

            I have been there many times and I am not a traitorous Yankee Christian Zionist with more arrogance than brains. Zionists are the enemies of Christianity and I do not appreciate your slanders and lies as I know you love your hasbara, but some of us see right through your land stealing fraud. I look forward to the Palestinian flag flying from the Knesset the same way the red flag flew from the Reichstag in 1945.

          • Andre Birnbaum

            dont hold your braith , hahahaha, in a second though pls do 🙂

          • GIVVO6_B

            You really are a second rate peddler of hasbara, You wouldn’t earn much if you worked for me.

          • Andre Birnbaum

            thrust me i am making enough so i wont have to work for you , hahaha , but if you ever need one i wil find you one that doesnt require much

          • GIVVO6_B

            Do you make or steal it from Palestinians on stolen Palestinian land?

          • Andre Birnbaum

            you are a sick person . the only thing that keep you alive is the hate ,. with this you wont go far , hate is the part of the stupids and that is what you have in commune with the arabs .

          • Candidaide

            There is nothing brave in Israel’s racist acts against a defenseless people, only cowardice, which is why you won’t find Israel taking on Russia or Iran even as they increase their presence in Israel’s vicinity.

          • Andre Birnbaum

            bds- big dumb shitheads that is what i say

  • Talon Grey

    Genocide

    • David Jackson

      You are right – genocide in Gaza by the Hamas and elsewhere by the Hezbollahs. They are as bad as the Nazis.

      • GIVVO6_B

        Don’t you get tired of lies and murder and supporting the one remaining racist and fascist entity on earth

        • David Jackson

          Yes I am absolutely “tired of lies and murder” committed by the terrorists against the most democratic country in the Middle East. Israel is to be applauded for its care for people – they cannot be racists if they saved the Ethiopian Jews who were abused in their country – they cannot be fascist if they treat all the Israeliis, Jews, Arabs, Druzes, Africans equally. There are hundreds of intermarriages and they all mingle well without fear. Please visit Israel and you will realise you have been brainwashed by the “fantastic” propaganda by the Hamas and Hezbollah.

          • GIVVO6_B

            Israel is an apartheid state situated on stolen Palestinian land. Time for Israel and all its lies and crimes to disappear!

          • GIVVO6_B

            The racist apartheid state has less legitimacy than Hamas which is the democratically elected government of the Palestinian people. You are a liar as mixed marriages are not allowed for Jews in the apartheid state. Mixed marriages are illegal as marriages can only be performed by religious communities and that has been the law in Palestine since the Ottoman Empire and still is.

        • Andre Birnbaum

          hahaha

          • GIVVO6_B

            Is that how you laugh when you observe children being bombed with phosphorus in Gaza. BDS now to wipe the smile off the face of homicidal arrogant idiots.

  • Johnny Livett

    go Israel go all the good souls of the world are behind you

    • GIVVO6_B

      Go the world and remove the Zionist gangsters with BDS!. Send them back to Europe and their Milchkuh USA.

      • David Jackson

        The world would be a better place if people accept the real truth – GIVVO6_B, Lloyd Kennedy, Geoff Lane, Talon Grey, Joop Jansen, and Candidaide – accept it whether you are anti-Semitic or a Nazi-Sympathizer!

        • Andre Birnbaum

          in Israel we just say ,”we dont count them even from a meter “

          • GIVVO6_B

            Who cares what those who terrorize other call anything. When you leave I will just say “good riddance”, you have done more than enough evil.

        • GIVVO6_B

          Khazars are not even Semites. I am pro-Palestinian and they really are Semites. You lot are a bunch of fakes.

          • David Jackson

            You must be a sad and disillusioned guy who hates Israel and who cannot accept the real truth.

          • GIVVO6_B

            The real truth is that the Israeli fake state was formed in 1948 on stolen Palestinian land. The Zionists have been killing and stealing from the Palestinians for all the years since. They tell lies continually and need removing and being sent home to where they came from, which is Russia and not the Middle East.

        • GIVVO6_B

          You are an idiot and a Zionist creep and a land thief. so F Off! You are not needed with your vile Zionazi opinions and neither is Israel.

  • Lloyd Kennedy

    You’re the one who’s brainwashed David Jackson. Israel is an apartheid state that not only discriminates against the Palestinians but also against the Ethiopian Jews of Haifa and the Samaritans . Since the Palestinians and the Samaritans are Semites one wonders if this isn’t engendered by some deep seated inferiority complex by the Ashkenazi descendants of eastern European nineteenth century converts, who aren’t Semites however loudly they protest.
    #BDS #DeirYassin #LavonAffair #USSLiberty #FreePalestine #Occupation #ICC4Israel

    • David Jackson

      Poor Lloyd, such a misguided and completely ignorant chap. I have many friends there who are Ethiopians – they say they are so glad they are living there and not in Ethiopia where they were abused and shunned by the country. In Israel, they are enthusiastic being in the army protecting the Israelis. Many of them are married to Ashkenazis and Sephardis as well as secular Jews. You really should visit Israel and see the truth.

      • GIVVO6_B

        You sound like an American redneck who would say “Some of my best friends are black!” Fake racist is a good description of both those categories, Zionists and racist rednecks.

    • Andre Birnbaum

      wow!!!! you must be a litle bit confused with so much information , let me help you getting btr hahahha, 1948 INDEPENDENCE WAR (AGAINST 100 TIME BIGGER ARMYS)1956 TAKING SINAI FOR THE FIRST TIME. 1967 WITHIN 6 DAYS!!!! 140 HOURS!!!! , ISRAEL DESTROYED 3 ARAB ARMYS AND RELEASED PARTS OF ISRAEL . 1973 !!! ISRAELI ARMY GOT 50 KM FROM DAMASCUS AND 100 KM FROM CAIRO ON THE ENEMY GROUND AND RELEASED MORE LAND.IN THE LEBANON WAR!!! IN ONE DAY ISRAEL AIRFORCE TOOK DOWN OVER 80 SYRIANS AIRCRAFT’S SPOILING THEIR APPETITE FOR MORE. ANTEBE , RELEASE OF JEWISH HOSTAGES THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY ,1983!!! DEMOLITION OF THE IRAQUI NUC PROGRAM, LTR DEMOLITION OF THE SYRIAN ONE., DO YOU WANT SOME MORE???

      • Andre Birnbaum

        SOME MORE IF YOU LIKE, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY NOBEL PRIZES ISRAELIS GOT?? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BOOKS ISRAELI WRITE AND READ??DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY ENGINEERS AND PHYSICIANS , SCIENTIST AND RESEARCHERS , DO YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENTS WERE DEVELOPED IN ISRAEL DO YOU KNOW WHAT WATER PURIFYING SYSTEMS WE HAVE INVENTED , DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE AGRICULTURE IN ISRAEL. DO YOU KNOW…..?????AND WHAT ABOUT THE ARABS , DO YOU KNOW???? HERE IS PART OF THE ANSWER .

        • Andre Birnbaum

          DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH NOW OR NOT??!! ASUMING YOU DONT ,WELL DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HELP ISRAEL HELPING THE WORLD , IF BY TEACHING AFRICANS , SOUTH AMERICANS, ASIANS AND WHO EVER NEEDS NEW AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY MEDICAL OPERATIONS ISRAELIS ARE OPERATING IN THE TRD WORLD , DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY ARABS FROM ALL OVER GET ISRAELI MEDICAL CARE. WELL MOST PROBABLY YOU DONT BECAUSE U R AN IGNORANT !!!! DONT WORRY IT DOESNT KILL YOU JUST MAKE OTHER PEOPLE SICK !! 🙂

          • GIVVO6_B

            Your precious and evil fake state of Israel needs removing from the stolen Palestinian land. The IDF needs sending to the Hague for all its war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression.. Israel is a state of murderers, thieves and liars. The world no longer believes all the hasbara about Israel being anything other than an American sh#thole on stolen Palestinian land. Soon they will come for you and please resist to save the need for lots of ships.

        • GIVVO6_B

          Zionists are like Nazis and keep boasting about nonsense and science stolen from other people. I know all about the stolen Palestinian water that the Zionist slime use to fill their swimming pools on stolen land and for keeping the grass green.

  • joop jansen

    Israel,the angry, unhappy and psychological misfit nation it is, full of hate and contempt for the world and human value, is a country that never gives damn or due considerations to international law and always have contempt for world opinion! Israel looks like a strangely disconnected, self-serving echo-chamber. While the illegal government perceives its hasbara efforts to be helping the nation ride high on a wave of righteousness, the sad reality is that the country is increasingly isolated and adrift, cast away on a wave of its own
    delusion. Israel the largest threat to world peace…”Either Israel needs to stop calling itself a Jewish state or the global Jewish
    community needs to disavow the state of Israel unequivocally. Otherwise there is no difference between Jews and zionists, and continuing to blame zionists, shields Jews from criticism for their crucial financial and political support of the JEWISH state of Israel and their complicity in its crimes.”

    • Andre Birnbaum

      hahaha

      • GIVVO6_B

        Hahahaha is what the rubbernecking Zionists say as they watch children being bombed in Gaza!

        • Andre Birnbaum

          when i read your comments i understand btr why we have to stay and fight for Israel , when people like yourself are out there its something i really dont want my kids to see or hear .you are jealous and fanatic. Israel is a Jewish state were people of other religions lives in harmony .in the Israeli army you can find Christians , Bedouins, Muslims . duruze and chercezs in the side of Jews .this is something you cant stand . in Israel people enjoy human rights and freedom of speech that in no other country around us they can.happy to tell you that with the late terrorist attacks in Europe and america more and more Jewish are coming back home . within few years half a million of Jews will join us here with more engineers and sientysts , with more writers and artists Israel will continue to lead the technical developments as the culture and the freedom and human rights.
          you cant stand it as most probably you don know much about it , i will just tell you an example tht will explain you something basic , in Israel you can find engineers and scientist working in low tec works in services and low pay jobs as we have so many of them but no one want to leave Israel.

          • GIVVO6_B

            I send my wishes and love to those who resist that evil little tyranny and so-called Jewish State that occupies stolen Palestinian land. May your vile tyranny soon become only a historical nightmare of the past, just like Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.

          • Andre Birnbaum

            hahahaha you dont get it hei???!!!

          • GIVVO6_B

            I know all about your vile little state camped on stolen land and I hope Kissinger was right when he said it cannot last anymore than another 10 years.

    • David Jackson

      Have you been to Israel? You should and see the truth there. A thriving and inspiring country trying its best against all odds. It has NEVER committed any crimes at all – it is continually trying to look after its people who are not all Jewish. There are many sincere Moslems living there who support the country and who have the quality of life neighbouring Arabs dream of but who are prevented from having that kind of life by the terrorists (Hamas and Hezbollahs). It is people, very sad I must say, like yourself who don’t want to accept the real facts. You are influenced by what is coming out of the media that is against Israel – it is as simple as that.

      • Candidaide

        Sadly, I have been to Israel and occupied Palestine, witnessed Israel’s barbaric treatment of Palestinians first hand, whether Muslim, Christian or American. Israel may shield it’s inhumane treatment of non-jews in a veneer they label democracy but it’s not really. I have seen sheer terror in the eyes of Palestinians walking by Israeli machine gun nests located in Palestinian areas used by Israeli regimes to violate an unarmed populace devoid of self defense with no army, navy, air force, marines, tanks, helicopters or other hardware and ordinance to shield the Palestinian children, for example, that Israel violates with impunity by pulling them from the safety of their father’s and mother’s embrace in your violent raids at 2:00-3:00 in the morning. I have seen the checkpoints used by Israel to disrupt every aspect of a productive day or night, against an entire population whose biggest sin is that they are not Jewish.

        • Andre Birnbaum

          you are a luyer . you have never been in Israel.

          • Candidaide

            You can shoot the messenger, smear with name calling, but it doesn’t and can’t change what I saw first hand. Unfortunately, I saw what I described and much worse. For example, I saw plain clothes Israeli authorities asking Palestinians for their papers based solely on racial markers. I certainly did not see Israeli authorities treating any Israeli Jews similarly. I saw Israeli spotters pulling Palestinians off the street, right in front of me as they interrogated Palestinian Americans , demanding to know if those they detained racially were Arab Muslim or Arab Christian. Needless to say, such racist hate as demonstrated by Israeli authorities toward Palestinians qualifies in whole as antisemitic against Palestinians and Jews given the blatant disregard for any rights accorded all humans, as codified within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the “Dec”). If you can read, you will note in the Dec that there are no special carve outs afforded Israeli’s to abuse, kill, control or otherwise harm Palestinians as they presently continue to do. The Dec was enacted to protect EVERYONE, especially after the horrors of the holocaust came to light. What I don’t understand is why Israel, of all nations, persecutes Palestinians that are not Jewish.

            You are in a state of denial!

          • GIVVO6_B

            Oh yes, you are the laughing maniac that likes to enjoy himself laughing at the behaviour of war criminals

          • GIVVO6_B

            No he is not and even B’tshelem has given up on your inhumanity. I look forward to the total demise of the fake state occupying Palestine.

      • GIVVO6_B

        I have been all over stolen Palestine and I am not impressed with land stealing killers that have a fake state based on a book of fairy stories belonging to other people. If Abraham really has physical descendants they are the Palestinians and not a bunch of warlike idiots from the Khazarian empire.

      • GIVVO6_B

        I have been there and Israel is a disgusting fake state formed by gangsters who still racially terrorize Palestinians. Virtually no truth can be found in the MSM regarding Israel as they see Israel as something legitimate, which it isn’t. Even Henry Kissinger believes Israel cannot last another 10 years. I am more optimistic than that and think you will be gone in 5.

        • Andre Birnbaum

          hahaha, i think you missed the point , syria, lybia, and iraq and soon lebanon and other arab countries wiil crash with civil wars and no one will help them to rebuilt it, what says is what you see in syria is what you get, same in gaza in tripoli and bengazi , same in iraq and soon in lebanon , over 5 lrg powers in lebanon, once they will lose it you will see what arabes are capable to do to each other( exactly like in syria), the arabs around us learned in the hard way that israel is here for good.why do you think Jordan and Egypt mad peace with us??? they realize that no matare what ,we are here and that we r not going anywhere .the hizbulla and the hamas gets orders from iran and the citizens there are paying the price ,will come a moment with israeli help and those terrorist groups will cease to exist . we were here before them and we will be long after. as for you and your antisemite friends , will come a moment when you will have to take a side in your county’s , for or against the muslim emigration think for your own good to be against , if you wont , you btr learn how to pray in arabic , for the ladys among you , well im sorry to say that even if you will pray in chinese nothing will help you once the number of muslems will pass a point like what happens in sweden you will have just to learn to live among few other wives of your husband.

          • Andre Birnbaum

            by the way i wish you long live so you will be able to eat many heats . hahahah ,but unfortunatly i think you wont live to long because u r sick 🙂

  • Andre Birnbaum

    if you could hear the arab news , they have laughed about this saying that asad was afraid to attack an Israeli cat , hahahaha, some free history lesson, on yom kipur war , even so we were taken by surprise it took us 3 weeks to pass the war to the enemy land Sharon took a move that today is learned in all military schools all over the world , making this move he got to the enemy back and surrounded the all 3rd army ( over 100,000 soldiers and officers), disconnecting them from food water and any other supply, after 3 days without water Israel have given them enough as they surrendered .the Israeli army stopped 100 km fro Cairo while at the same time we got to less tha 50 km from Damascus .about the 48 war we have to thank god that the arabs were stupid enough to attack israel as if it wasnt today Israeli Jews could be not more of 20% of the population in Israel.

    • GIVVO6_B

      Israel is just armed to the teeth by their compatriots who rule America. Without that they would have been chucked into the sea long ago. They should start walking now and keep walking until their Kippahs float in the Mediterranean.

      • Andre Birnbaum

        and so are all the Arab states around us but with Russian weapons. if the Arabs wouldnt get those weapons most probably they were fighting with stones. tell me my dear cousin , why it take you so much time to learn ??? Israel is a super power and inshalla with the attacks on Jewish all over Europe millions more will come to Israel to stay!!!!

        • GIVVO6_B

          Get them in one place and “Bingo”.