Dec. 9, 2015
Hamas Planned Massive Attack on Sderot during 2014 Gaza War (Israel Hayom)
The Israel Defense Forces thwarted a major Hamas terrorist attack in Sderot last summer during the 2014 Gaza war, Southern Brigade commander Col. Dado Bar-Kalifa revealedMonday.
Four soldiers, including battalion commander Lt. Col. Dolev Kedar, were killed on July 22, 2014, in a clash with Hamas terrorists emerging out of a tunnel dug near Kibbutz Nir Am.
“The Nir Am tunnel attack was mistakenly named, before we learned of the enemy’s plans to reach Sderot,” Bar-Kalifa said.
The terrorists killed in the clash “planned to lead 60 terrorists to the heart of an Israeli community, where they planned to embark on a killing spree and abduct soldiers and civilians,” he said.
See also Hamas’ Tunnel Network: A Massacre in the Making – Daniel Rubenstein (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)
From The Gaza War 2014: The War Israel Did Not Want and the Disaster It Averted – Hirsh Goodman and Dore Gold, eds.