While this past year has found Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups resorting to incendiary devices launched into Israel, the terrorists have not forgotten their old tactics, either. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports on a 1-kilometer tunnel discovered and destroyed by the IDF — the 15th such terror tunnel dug by Hamas that has been found just this year:
The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday destroyed a tunnel that penetrated some 200 meters into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, which the army said was dug by the Hamas terror group using techniques meant to make it more difficult to spot by Israel’s detection systems.
The tunnel originated in the area of Khan Younis in southern Gaza and was “part of and connected to a military tunnel network,” according to IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.
The military said this was the 15th tunnel destroyed by Israel since October 2017.
In the past two years, the Israeli military has employed a variety of technological and intelligence means to find these underground tunnels, with which Israel fears Hamas and other terror groups could commit attacks inside Israel...