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July 30, 2016 / 24 Tammuz, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Terror Tunnel’

Gaza Tunnel Collapses And Another Digger is Gone

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Arab media report at least one man is dead and numerous others are missing in a terrorist tunnel collapse in Gaza.

Salah al-Astal Amid was identified as the man who was buried alive and died in the collapse, according to Arab sources.

It is not yet known how many Hamas operatives were hurt in the collapse, nor why the tunnel caved in on Monday.

A little more than a week ago, an Islamic Jihad terrorist died while helping to dig a tunnel which collapsed on him in Gaza near the Erez Crossing into Israel.

Seven other terrorists were trapped for hours in the collapsed tunnel, but eventually were rescued by fellow Islamic Jihad operatives.

Hana Levi Julian

The Definition of Insanity

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The photo above is of Gazan trucks loaded with bags of cement after they entered Gaza from Israel at the Kerem Shalom crossing, on May 23, 2016.

On May 22, Israel lifted a temporary ban imposed last month on private imports of cement to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, just around the time the latest terror tunnels were found. Those terror tunnels were built with cement sent into Gaza and diverted by Hamas.

Israel accused Imad al-Baz, the deputy director of the Hamas economic ministry of the latest diversion of supplies.

What’s going to stop these cement shipments from being diverted?

The answer is unclear.

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Gaza Border Residents Demand IDF’s Return

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Residents in communities near the Gaza border are demanding the IDF restore IDF troops to inside their towns. Residents are afraid of the terror tunnels that lead up to their communities, fearing there might also already be Hamas terror tunnels opening up directly underneath their towns.

Despite the resident’s ongoing concerns since the last war with Gaza, the IDF began withdrawing troops stationed inside the communities in January 2015.

The IDF responded to the demand stating they have beefed up the forces around the towns.

Jewish Press News Briefs

IAF Attacks Hamas Targets in Gaza

Friday, May 6th, 2016

At 9:30 AM, the IDF announced that the Air Force attacked Hamas infrastructure targets in southern Gaza.

The attacks were in response to the multiple mortar attacks by Hamas against IDF forces uncovering Hamas terror tunnels along the Gaza border over the past few days.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Morning Mortars Start the Day

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The routine continues as the IDF searches for terror tunnels along the Gaza border.

Hamas fired mortars at the IDF troops working along the Gaza border, at around 6:30 AM on Friday.

No injuries or damage are reported.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Shin Bet Reveals: Arrested Hamas Member Gave Israel Information on Tunnels

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

A Hamas terrorist arrested by Israel at the beginning of April has revealed a significant amount of information on the efforts by Hamas to build tunnels into Israel, the Shin Bet released for publication on Thursday. This comes shortly after a second Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ was discovered by the IDF in the last few weeks.

The Hamas military wing member told interrogators many details about the routes of the tunnels in the northern Gaza Strip, about Hamas’s digging techniques, about the use of private and public buildings from which the tunnels originate, and about the technologies and materials used in the process.

Mahmoud Atauna, a 29-year-old resident of Jabaliya in Gaza, has been a member of the Hamas military wing for the last decade. He was arrested about a month ago after he crossed into Israel carrying two knives, the Shin Bet said in a statement. Atauna said under questioning that he had intended to stab and kill Israeli civilians or security force members inside Israel.

Atauna also revealed to his interrogators that he belongs to the Al-Qassam Brigades, part of Hamas’s military wing, and that he was involved in various Hamas operations such as the placing of explosives directed against IDF forces. However, the most valuable information he gave concerned his experience in the terror organization’s tunnel project in recent years.

According to the Shin Bet, Atauna pinpointed many digging focus points, including tunnel shafts meant to be used by Hamas elite units to conduct attacks against Israel. He said that the organization has constructed a branched network of tunnels in the Gaza Strip, which is used to transfer combatants and weapons. The tunnels are equipped with rooms in which the militants can rest, shower, and eat.

Atauna also revealed many names of militants who were in his Hamas unit and provided information on how Hamas uses private homes to store weapons. Many weapons were even kept in Atauna’s own home, including bombs, rifles and suicide belts that he was supposed to hand out in the case of a battle.

According to the Shin Bet, Atauna is just one of many Hamas combatants being interrogated and currently revealing inside information on the organization’s tunnel project. An indictment has been filed against him at the Beer Sheva District Court.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

10 Mortar Attacks in Two Days by Gaza Terrorists Betray Hamas Fears of Tunnel Discoveries [video]

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

For the third day in a row, Gaza terrorists continued to shell southern Israel on Thursday afternoon.

The tenth mortar attack in two days was fired at southern Israel at about 4:45 pm, again targeting the IDF soldiers as they operating along the security fence in southern Gaza.

No injuries were reported, and an IDF tank fired back in the direction of the mortar fire.

The ninth and tenth attacks came after the IDF announced the discovery of a second cross-border attack tunnel penetrating into Israel territory from Gaza.

“Moments ago mortar rounds were fired at forces during operational activity adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip,” said the IDF Spokesperson in a statement.

“No injuries have been reported. An IDF tank responded and fired towards the threat.”

A Hamas terrorist involved in the terror organization’s tunnel network was also arrested in a combined IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation, according to a brief statement late Thursday afternoon by the intelligence agency.

Hana Levi Julian

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