Explosive device located in Jenin
Explosive device located in JeninIDF Spokesperson's Unit

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of the Hamas terrorist organization, is claiming that it has succeeded in producing a new explosive device in Jenin, named "Shawaz 1", which Hamas claims is capable of penetrating and destroying IDF armored vehicles.

The group claimed that, when activated, the device fires explosives with great force and has a potential range of tens of meters.

The announcement stated that Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades already used similar devices in the war in the Gaza Strip in 2014 and also in the recent IDF operation in Jenin.

A video attached to the announcement showed a powerful explosion near an IDF vehicle that is moving through the streets of Jenin.