Definition/Scope: The Shawaz is a homemade IED made by the Hamas. It was first discovered or exposed on 12 September 2006 in the Gaza Strip. The Shawaz is reported to be more powerful than IEDs usually used or employed by Palestinian terrorist organizations. The shawaz is reported to be capable of penetrating 8" of steel. The shawaz nickname is the burning flame. As with all upgrades the higher the number of the item the newer it is. The shawaz is currently, as of Jan 2009, up to -4.
Used For:Improvised Explosive Device
Broader Terms:Gaza Strip
Narrower Terms:IED attack
Related Terms:HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)