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Captured Hamas Terrorists Reveal Terror Tunnel Info

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Israeli security has arrested two Hamas operatives who were smuggling cash to their counterparts in the West Bank. Arutz Sheva's Ido Ben Porat reports that the captured terrorists have divulged important intelligence on their group's network of terror tunnels:

Two terrorists from the Gaza Strip have been arrested for smuggling cash earmarked for Hamas activities in Judea and Samaria - in their shoes.

The two are Faiz Attar (65) of Beit Lahia, and Itallah Sarhan of Jabalia. Both towns are in the Gaza Strip...

A Shin Bet investigation found that Attar's family has ties with Hamas, taking part in operations against IDF forces and digging of terror tunnels. Attar's sons have also hosted Hamas meetings in his house.

The investigation also turned up information regarding tunnel entrances - some of which are located under residential buildings, housing many innocent civilians who have no ties to terror groups, and mosques - and missile launch pads located near residential buildings, endangering the civilian population...

Sarhan had seen many of the tunnels. He provided Israeli security agencies with much information, including the location of the tunnels, the extent of the progress made in each tunnel, and identity of the terror group behind each tunnel. 

The Shin Bet have noted that the information obtained in this investigation shows once again how willing Hamas are to make cynical use of Israel's decision to allow people to cross out of the Gaza Strip in order to help them financially. 

"Hamas uses the bearers of these permits to promote terrorist activity and thus harms the civilian population of Gaza", Shin Bet representatives commented...

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