Following combined efforts of intelligence, technology and ground forces, the IDF (Zahal) and ISA uncovered and neutralized an offensive tunnel infiltrating Israel from the Gaza Strip.
This tunnel, the first to be found since Operation Protective Edge, was built by Hamas in order to infiltrate Israel and execute terror attacks against southern Israeli communities. The IDF (Zahal) will continue its counter-terror efforts to uncover and neutralize Hamas’ offensive tunnels.
IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner: “The ugly truth is that Hamas continues to invest millions of dollars to build tunnels of terror and death. The tunnel uncovered in Israel demonstrates once more Hamas’ warped priorities and continued commitment and investment in tools of violence.
This tunnel exposes Hamas’ abhorrent intentions to attack the men, women and children of southern Israel.”