Stand for Israel told you about the IDF's latest discovery and destruction of a terror tunnel built by Hamas in order to carry out attacks against Israeli citizens in Israeli territory. But now, The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross has provided us with the IDF's footage of the operation which took out a terrorist tool Hamas paid for with money stolen from Gaza's impoverished people it claims to represent:
The Israeli military on Thursday evening released footage of its operation to destroy what it says was a Hamas attack tunnel that penetrated 200 meters into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip...
The footage showed Israeli combat engineers drilling into the tunnel from above and lowering a camera into it.
According to the IDF, the tunnel was over one kilometer long, with multiple branches, electricity, and a communication system. The military estimated that it cost the Gaza-ruling Hamas some $3 million to construct the tunnel, including labor costs.
Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinian accused Hamas of diverting funds for needy Gaza citizens to its terrorist activities.
“Residents of Gaza, see the full picture: Despite your distress, the terrorist organization Hamas continues to invest massive funds in terror instead of taking care of you and developing the civilian infrastructure in the Strip. Instead of using cement, iron, and gravel to build schools, playgrounds, and hospitals, Hamas uses these materials to build death tunnels of terror,” said Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon, known formally as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.
In an Arabic-language Facebook video, he warned that Israel was prepared to do “whatever is necessary in order to defend the citizens of the State of Israel...”