IDF's new method for destroying terror tunnels could reduce potential Hamas reaction


"And second because this is a Hamas terror tunnel".

On Friday the Israeli Air Force hit a Hamas training facility and a weapons depot belonging to the terror group, after terrorists in Gaza fired several rockets into Israel on Thursday and Friday.

This is the second such tunnel from Gaza destroyed using the new Israeli system in six weeks.

Besides the steps taken by the IDF against the terror tunnels, Hamas has restraint forces in order to prevent terrorists from closing in on areas near the Israeli border.

Conricus said that "to the best of our knowledge" there were no such casualties on Sunday, though he added that the tunnels could be "death traps" for Gaza gunmen.

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The Israeli military has destroyed this weekened an attack tunnel reaching from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Once, because it is responsible for the Gaza Strip, and any act of violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip is under Hamas responsibility.

The previous such announcement was on October 30, when Israel blew up a tunnel dug by Islamic Jihad.

The tunnel had electricity and other amenities, such as ventilation and communications equipment, suggesting that it was a significant tunnel for Hamas, the IDF also said in a statement. The 3 billion shekel ($850 million) wall will span the 51-kilometer border.

"We monitored this tunnel for a long period of time", he said.

During the 2014 Gaza war, Hamas militants launched surprise attacks from tunnels that crossed under Israel's security fence and into Israel.