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Posts Tagged ‘Terror Tunnel’

Hamas Rebuilding Tunnel Network, Admits It Used Humanitarian Ceasefire to Repair Terror Tunnels

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The leader of Al-Qassam Brigades, which is a part of Hamas, publicly admitted that Hamas is rebuilding its terror tunnel network. The Gaza-based newspaper Al-Resalah was invited to send reporter Mahmoud Foda to a tunnel site on Sunday, where he was shown the diggers hard at work repairing a tunnel that had been bombed by Israeli planes during Operation Protective Edge.

The commander of the digging team, Abu-Khaled, admitted that the tunnel’s repairs were started “during one of the humanitarian ceasefires reached during the war.”

This admission shows Hamas was using ceasefires reached for humanitarian ends as part of their war strategy.

There have been previous indications that Hamas was engaged in a rebuilding effort after Protective Edge. In mid-September, Al-Qassam Brigades had announced that Ahmad Riyad al-Hadad had died while engaged in “underground activities”, without specifying what they were.

Earlier this month, Al-Qassam Brigades’ spokesperson announced at a rally “the tunnels of Al-Qassam are fine, thank God. Our men will begin the next battle with their feet on the ground in Nahal Oz….and the other settlements around Gaza.”

Seen together with the missile test launches reported over the last two months, signs point to Hamas preparing for another conflict. A senior Israeli diplomatic source, quoted in Israeli media, said “Hamas did not wait a single moment after the last round of fighting, and began its rearmament in anticipation of another round”.

What Israel’s response will be to Hamas’ aggressive drive to repair its attack capabilities remains unknown.

Hamas Terrorist Dies in Terror Tunnel Accident

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A Hamas terrorist died on Thursday night in a Gaza terror tunnel, according to a Ma’an news report.

The 21 year old resident of Gaza City was working in a terror tunnel when he had a “work acciden”t and was killed.

Ken Yirbu.

Tunnels in Kibbutz are Not Terror Related

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Yesterday we reported on a suspected terror tunnel and 3 tunnel openings discovered inside a Kibbutz.

Residents and the IDF were concerned they were terror tunnel from Gaza, and IDF guards were set up at the entrances.

IDF engineers have determined that they are not terror tunnels.

3 Suspected Terror Tunnels Found Inside Israeli Community [video]

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Channel 2 TV reports that 3 suspected tunnel piers were found inside one of the Gaza border communities.

The piers were found next to a kindergarten and a playground, just 100 meters from resident’s homes.

It isn’t clear whether these piers are dug out terror tunnels, or natural sinkholes connected by a tunnel.

The IDF has posted guards near the tunnels as a welcoming committee, just in case the tunnels are to be used for terror purposes.

IDF engineers will examine the holes and tunnel in the coming days to determine what the tunnel is.

The IDF stated, when they pulled out the ground forces from Gaza, that Israel’s residents can return to their homes in the south as the tunnel threat had been eliminated.

Israel destroyed 31 terror tunnels during the operation, 11 of which exited inside Israel.

Hamas Executed Dozens of Terror Tunnel Excavators

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Over the past few weeks, Hamas executed dozens of tunnel excavators, according to a Mako report.

A source in Gaza, familiar with the tunnel industry, told Mako that Hamas suspected these tunnel diggers had information on the location on the tunnels, including their entrances and exits. Hamas was afraid the diggers could have passed the information on these tunnel to Israel.

The source said that most of the workers who dug the tunnels did not know their actual locations.

Truckloads of blindfolded workers were brought inside buildings, and searched to make sure they had no phones, cameras or GPS devices on them. They were not allowed outside as they dug the tunnels, so they would not know their exact location.

The Hamas terrorists were always masked so the workers couldn’t identify them.

A tunnel being dug in Rafah in 2013.

A tunnel being dug in Rafah in 2013.

The workers were paid between $150 to $300 a month for 8 to 12 hour shifts. The workers employed were the professional (smuggling) tunnel diggers from the Rafah and Khan Younis areas.

At the end of the tunnels construction, Hamas murdered dozens of the tunnel diggers they suspected as collaborators with Israel, even if just based on rumor.

Some were murdered when it was discovered they simply had previous connections to Israeli civilians.

The Gazan source said that Hamas was “very cruel”.

A 2012 report said that at least 160 children were killed while digging out the terror tunnels for Hamas.

During Operation Protective Edge, Israel captured 300 terrorists, including dozens that were involved in digging the tunnels or part of the rocket launch crews.

Before Cease Fire, IDF Eliminated Terrorist in Tunnel

Monday, August 11th, 2014

While Hamas was making big noises minutes before the cease fire went into play, by launching rockets at Tel Aviv, the IDF used the period before the cease fire to eliminate a Hamas terrorist in a terror tunnel located in northern Gaza, according to a Ynet report.

Go Inside a Hamas Terror Tunnel

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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