Prime Minister Netanyahu hinted last Sunday at the possibility of striking terror tunnels reportedly being dug into Israel’s south just a year and a half after Operation Protective Edge causing a certain amount of fear among Gaza periphery residents. “We will act very forcefully against Hamas in the event that we attack the tunnels in the Gaza Strip and with much more force than in Operation Protective Edge,” he warned.
The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday that Hamas had confirmed and then denied that they have again dug tunnels that reach into Israel while Ynet News reported in January that the IDF was searching the Gaza border following reports of “nightly banging and clattering coming from underground.”
Moreover, reports have surfaced in the last two weeks of Hamas terrorists dying in the process of digging.
However, spokesmen for several communities in southern Israel have said that residents are less alarmed than may be expected despite the rumors circulating in the media.
Yoram Ziva, former manager of Kibbutz Nahal Oz where four-year-old Daniel Tragerman was killed in 2014 by a Hamas rocket, told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that…
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