Posts Tagged ‘Tunnels’


Terror tunnels ‘will become deathtrap for Hamas in next war,’ IDF warns

editor 3 August 2017

By Lilach Shoval.. The military’s ability to counter the threat posed by Hamas’ grid of terror tunnels has significantly improved, IDF officials say. IDF also focusing its efforts on constructing a physical obstacle around Gaza meant to deal Hamas’ tunnels “a deathblow.” [Photo top right:IDF soldiers take position outside a terror tunnel in Operation Protective Edge, 2014 | Photo credit: Ziv Koren].  (more…)


Netanyahu: Gaza tunnels show why Israel needs freedom of action in West Bank

editor 26 April 2016

By Herb Keinon.. The types of terrorist tunnels the  IDF uncovered and destroyed leading from Gaza into Israel do not exist in the West Bank because Israel is present there and can thwart their construction in real time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday(April 18th, 2016). (more…)


Egypt discovers iron tunnel network under Gaza border

editor 5 December 2015

By Roi Kais.. Massive network of ‘extremely expensive’ tunnels with 40cm-thick iron walls discovered on Egyptian side of the border, which Cairo claims was built by Hamas and funded by Qatar. Egyptian border guards discovered a first of its kind underground tunnel network made of iron under the country’s border with Gaza on Friday (November 27, 2015), according to Egyptian security officials. The tunnel was discovered at a depth of 10 meters near the northern part of the Rafah crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula. (more…)


Israeli Army Revamps Training Regimen

editor 5 December 2015

By Barbara Opall-Rome.. TEL AVIV — From surging procurement of advanced simulators to a massive new urban training base with underground facilities for anti-tunnel warfare, the Israeli Army is changing the way it prepares for high-intensity, maneuvering battle. Managed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Ground Forces Command and funded in part from US military grant aid, training initiatives include development and construction of a sprawling new base in the Golan Heights where all echelons will hone combined arms urban and subterranean maneuvering skills. (more…)


Egypt’s War on Terrorism Bears Fruit

editor 28 September 2015

By Khaled Abu Toameh.. Egyptian President Sisi’s war against the smuggling tunnels will undoubtedly weaken Hamas and other radical groups in the Gaza Strip. Sisi should be commended, rather than criticized, for his courageous actions against Islamist terrorists, both in the Gaza Strip and in Sinai. Sisi’s actions will benefit not only Egyptians, but also many Palestinians who are opposed to Hamas and radical Islamist groups. (more…)


Israel says Islamic State’s Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms

editor 22 July 2015

By Dan Williams.. Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday (July 7, 2015) of supporting last week’s assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip. The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical treatment for the Sinai insurgents – charges dismissed by the Palestinian Islamist group as a bid to further fray its troubled ties with Cairo. (more…)


Egyptian Army: 69 Tunnels on Gazan Border Destroyed Since March 2015

editor 24 April 2015

By CAIRO (Ma’an) — The Egyptian army has destroyed 69 tunnels along the border with the Gaza Strip since March 28, 2015, an Egyptian army spokesman said Saturday (April 18,2015). Spokesman Muhammad Samir said that Egyptian border forces stationed in the Egyptian side of Rafah had discovered and destroyed the tunnels in coordination with army engineers. (more…)


Hamas focuses on rebuilding tunnels as Gazans suffer

editor 12 March 2015

By Shlomi Eldar.. Hamas’ military wing has been vigorously repairing the damage from last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, including investing great efforts in rebuilding its system of tunnels. The first such public indication of this was the arrest this week of three Israelis — two businessmen and a resident of a community on the Gaza periphery. (more…)


Hamas reconstructing damaged Gaza attack tunnel

editor 21 October 2014

By Elhanan Miller.. Al-Qassam Brigades used a humanitarian ceasefire during Operation Protective Edge to start digging, commander admits. Hamas’s armed wing is reconstructing an attack tunnel damaged by Israel during Operation Protective Edge, the movement’s newspaper reported on Sunday (October 19, 2014), admitting that renovation work was carried out on the tunnel under the protection of a humanitarian ceasefire during the operation.  (more…)


The IDF is Searching for Tunnels – Also in the Northern Border

editor 13 September 2014

By Ayelet Izraeli.. In light of the tunnel threat that was exposed during operation “Protective Edge”, the IDF recently began operations at the Lebanon border, intended to search and locate tunnels that may have been dug towards Israel. The army doesn’t elaborate on the specifications of the operations, but states that they are working with units and new methods that haven’t been tested in the area before. Thus, in the past few months, 30 million shekels were invested in new technological methods, to locate tunnels along the northern border. (more…)


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