This is not the first time donkeys / burros have been used to carry out these attacks. A despicable method to perpetrate on an animal known as a symbol of hard work, dedication and intelligence. ~ HfH
From: The Telegraph
By: Robert Tait
Hamas militants sent a donkey laden with explosives on a suicide mission in one of the most unconventional tactics yet seen in the fighting in Gaza, the Israeli army has said.
Troops said they were forced to open fire on the animal – blowing it up – as it approached their position in the southern city of Rafah, near the Egyptian border.
The Israeli army had received prior intelligence that militants were going to try to use animals to carry out attacks, according to a press release on the Israeli Defense Forces website.
Israeli military officials say Friday night’s incident was a variant of what they say is Hamas’ tactic of using “human shields” to carry out “terrorist” activity.