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US Ambassador ‘Shocked’ after Touring Gaza Terror Tunnel

Shapiro tweeted: “US condemns terrorist tunnels, supports Israel’s right and ability to self-defense, and is focused on advancing negotiations for peace.”
Brig. Gen. Mickey Edelstein, Commander of the Gaza Division showing U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro the terror tunnel uncovered by the IDF near Gaza.

Brig. Gen. Mickey Edelstein, Commander of the Gaza Division showing U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro the terror tunnel uncovered by the IDF near Gaza.
Photo Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro last Thursday visited the terror tunnel uncovered by the IDF near Gaza. Brig. Gen. Mickey Edelstein, Commander of the Gaza Division, took the ambassador on a tour of the network of tunnels dug by Arab terrorists.

“Even though I have seen the photos of the tunnel in the papers, the truth is I was shocked by what I saw,” Shapiro said in Hebrew. “It is clear that this tunnel has only one purpose: to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. There is no justification for this in our eyes; in no way will the U.S. allow this. The U.S. fully condemns these acts by terror groups.”

“US condemns terrorist tunnels, supports Israel’s right and ability to self-defense, and is focused on advancing negotiations for peace,” tweeted the American ambassador following the tour.

The booby-trapped terror tunnel, exposed by the IDF on Oct. 7, begins in the Gaza town of Absan al-Zariz, located between the city of Khan Younis and the Gaza security fence. It extends for 1.7 kilometers, ending right near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, inside Israel.

Hamas and other terror organizations in Gaza invest millions of dollars and resources in order to operate an intricate network of tunnels leading into Israel. These tunnels are used for attacks and kidnappings, as in the case of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit. The IDF spokesperson’s office stated that terrorists are consistently using construction materials transferred into the Gaza Strip by Israel as humanitarian aid in order to build such tunnels.

The IDF Spokesperson Unit told Tazpit News Agency that three such “attack tunnels” have been discovered in 2013.

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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10 Responses to “US Ambassador ‘Shocked’ after Touring Gaza Terror Tunnel”

  1. Give them nothing…allowing someone to murder Jews and Christians with the use of our goods and equipment, materials, etc., in NOT humanitarian no matter how you feel about it…though the Arabs in Gaza have been given everything, murder remains in their heart as it always will!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Grow up, Shapiro. This is what Israelis face daily, while your "King" leads with his "toochis".

  3. Cody Flecker says:

    Maybe is Israel would not supply all of this humanitarian aid, tunnels like this one would not be built. Israel has not leanred anything in 60 years however, as it allow the Palestinians free reign to kidnap and kill Israelis with impunity. Israel is truly a sad country.

  4. How many times does the West/Europe need to see how these lying Palestinian/Arabs are.If it was directed at Europe/America there would be a full response against them.Support Israel in their attempts to safeguard themselves rather than go against them.

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    SURPRISED? don't YOU THINK USA SATELLITES DONT SEE THEM EVEN AS THEY ARE BEING DUG? USA AND MOSLEM OBAMA:STOPPING ACTING SURPRISED! YOU ARE PLAYING THE SAME GAME AS THE ARABS IN THEIR THEATRICS!

  6. Basha Kline says:

    Why on earth is anyone surprised at rats in a sewer?

  7. Paul Hatgil says:

    What is so surprising about building a tunnel when your oppressors will not allow you to import simple living supplies and prevents you from your dignity, freedom and stealing your homes and land? The ambassador from US is Jewish? And the Secretary of State has Jewish roots? Where is justice?

  8. Paul Hatgil says:

    What is so surprising about building a tunnel when your oppressors will not allow you to import simple living supplies and prevents you from your dignity, freedom and stealing your homes and land? The ambassador from US is Jewish? And the Secretary of State has Jewish roots? Where is justice?

  9. Paul Hatgil says:

    God created us all as
    equals Mr. Rat..

  10. Paul Hatgil says:

    Did you hear what our President and the President of France stated in private? Mr. Nazi Netanhayu was a liar and a sneak.

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