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IDF: Not Sure We can Get to All Tunnels

As Operation Protective Edge continues, army not sure there is an answer for tunnels.
An IDF soldier surveys a Palestinian terror tunnel.

An IDF soldier surveys a Palestinian terror tunnel.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson

IDF officials said Wednesday that it is not clear that Israeli troops will manage to find all tunnels leading under the Gaza-Israel border.

Army spokespeople also told the Hebrew-language Ynet website that attacks from the air and attempts to thwart the smuggling of digging materials have limited affect. The website said that Hamas sees the tunnels as a central element not only in its efforts to conduct a mega-terror attack against Israel, but also to kidnap a soldier, dead or alive, to be used as a bargaining chip.

“There is no Iron Dome to guard against the threat from the tunnels, and no one in the world has any answer to this issue,” said IDF Southern Command officers this week. The Defense Minstry and the IDF have been trying for years to come up with a way to fight this phenomenon, with no luck,” the website reported.

The military made the comments following a firefight between Hamas terrorists and a Givati infantry unit on Wednesday when terrorists emerged from a new tunnel. Upon inspection of the tunnel, IDF troops discovered regulation Israeli army uniforms, detailed maps and advanced weapons designed for close-range combat.

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61 Responses to “IDF: Not Sure We can Get to All Tunnels”

  1. Jenny Bosman says:

    Praying for ALL TUNNELS to be exposed!

  2. now is your time, find all those tunnels. may God help and protect you

  3. now is your time, find all those tunnels. may God help and protect you

  4. George Riesz says:

    No cease fire until the area is cleared of Hamas and the tunnels.takes time.

  5. Steven Na says:

    Nothing that a few lbs of semtex can’t handle. Go IDF !

  6. Paul W. Howe says:

    Israel can put sensors in the ground & use all manners of sound vibration & frequency to identify digging activities… why is this not done yet???

  7. Paul W. Howe says:

    Israel can put sensors in the ground & use all manners of sound vibration & frequency to identify digging activities… why is this not done yet???

  8. Paul W. Howe says:

    Israel can put sensors in the ground & use all manners of sound vibration & frequency to identify digging activities… why is this not done yet???

  9. Turn then into sewers

  10. Turn then into sewers

  11. Turn then into sewers

  12. Steven Na says:

    Remove the “U” and you have….

  13. Steven Na says:

    Remove the “U” and you have….

  14. Raines says:

    What about s seismagraph to show different vibrations or the lack of? Not sure if I spelled it correctly.

  15. Adam Green says:

    I have an idea… carpet bomb the whole place. then roll in heavy tanks an tunnel explosives then leave. IDF- you are doing a very dangerous and courageous job, may G-d bless you all and take care of you.

  16. Adam Green says:

    I have an idea… carpet bomb the whole place. then roll in heavy tanks an tunnel explosives then leave. IDF- you are doing a very dangerous and courageous job, may G-d bless you all and take care of you.

  17. Adam Green says:

    even better is being used.. watch this space but keep it to yourself.

  18. Adam Green says:

    even better is being used.. watch this space but keep it to yourself.

  19. Adam Green says:

    even better is being used.. watch this space but keep it to yourself.

  20. No reason to stop destroying tunnels, if there is a cease fire the tunnels will be “empty” so no objection could possibly be made.

  21. No reason to stop destroying tunnels, if there is a cease fire the tunnels will be “empty” so no objection could possibly be made.

  22. No reason to stop destroying tunnels, if there is a cease fire the tunnels will be “empty” so no objection could possibly be made.

  23. David Barker says:

    Bloody well better

  24. David Barker says:

    Bloody well better

  25. David Barker says:

    Bloody well better

  26. You certainly can do it provided you have time

  27. You certainly can do it provided you have time

  28. You certainly can do it provided you have time

  29. what ever it takes, get them all and kill the bastards

  30. what ever it takes, get them all and kill the bastards

  31. what ever it takes, get them all and kill the bastards

  32. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good….Genesis 1:31

  33. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good….Genesis 1:31

  34. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good….Genesis 1:31

  35. Get the civilians out and carpet bomb the whole strip

  36. Barb Gibson says:

    Don’t stop until you do Israel deserves peace….

  37. Dawn Andrade says:

    May Hashem guide you to every tunnel and keep you all safe in the process.

  38. Morry Barak says:

    Not acceptable! What kind of defeatist language from the IDF?!

  39. Morry Barak says:

    Not acceptable! What kind of defeatist language from the IDF?!

  40. Ronald Raff says:

    Need a tunnel drone

  41. Ronald Raff says:

    Need a tunnel drone

  42. Ronald Raff says:

    Need a tunnel drone

  43. Uzi Kattan says:

    Then wipe out the tunnel users and make their tunnels their graves

  44. Uzi Kattan says:

    Then wipe out the tunnel users and make their tunnels their graves

  45. Lisa Kamins says:

    the IDF is in our prayers, May HaSh-m help you to destroy all the tunnels and All of Hamas and Fatah too

  46. Israel can and should wipe them off the map!

  47. Tunnels have no civillians why does he put a chemical weapons inside the tunnel or broken arrow missile.then all rhe enemies are been going out from the runnel oe we will die.

  48. Karen Bryant says:

    All tunnels can be taken as long as Israel stands firm and doesn’t allow outside influences to determine Israel’s policies and/or security.

  49. John Hanson says:

    take your time, no one is in a big hurry…get them all and ALL of Hamas to !

  50. only viable option is to re-occupy Gaza

  51. Praying for all terrorists tunnels to collapse.

  52. Why? Ground penetrating radar. We can find ruins from 4000 yrs ago
    Cement tunnels stuffed with arms and rockets and smelly
    Arabs shouldn’t be that hard.
    Send the pigs into the tunnels and they will root them out . We know how much the Arabs love pigs.

  53. Sometimes I can’t find the right words to use for a prayer. I believe Jesus knows their needs … Pray hard for the IDF soldiers. Dear Jesus an Mother Mary, please hear everyones’ prayers and help them. Please keep the IDF soldiers’ strong with your protection. Please help them. Amen.

  54. Marcel Murad says:

    Finish the job Israel

  55. Then you must remove those who use the tunnels.

  56. Sure you can keep pushing. If you have to take every building in Gaza down. Those people fear Hamas. They should join with Israel for real protection.

  57. Why can’t they just be blown up? – What am I missing?

  58. Spread napalm and the problem will be over, with a lesser number of Israeli casualties, if any at all.

  59. Leo Nathan says:

    this time you can the time is rite flatten them

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