Mar. 8, 2017
What Is Israel Doing about the Gaza Tunnels? – Alex Fishman (Ynet News)
Since the 2014 Gaza war, fighting inside, above and at the entrance to tunnels has taken center stage in the IDF.
In reaction to the tunnel threat, Israel is constructing an underground wall dozens of meters deep, to be completed in about a year and a half.
IDF Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot has stressed that the army must be prepared for a conflict breaking out on any of the fronts, particularly on the Gaza front.
In January, the Southern Command conducted a drill to test preparedness for a surprise attack by Hamas, with an emphasis put on its special forces (Nukhba) infiltrating Israel through the tunnels.
On Feb. 27, after Hamas failed to stop the firing of a rocket at Israel, the Air Force hit two infrastructure targets vital for Hamas in Gaza.
It may have surprised the terror group that Israel knows about these projects in which it had invested hundreds of millions of shekels and years of work.
See also Hamas’ Tunnel Network: A Massacre in the Making – Daniel Rubenstein (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)
What Is Israel Doing about the Gaza Tunnels? – Alex Fishman (Ynet News via Daily Alert) & 2nd related article from JCPA
Mar. 8, 2017