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IDF Sparing No Effort to Neutralize Terror Tunnels

An IDF soldier kneels atop a Hamas terror tunnel opening (Photo: flickr/IDF)

One of the topics currently on the minds of Israelis is the rebuilding of Hamas' network of terror tunnels - tunnels the terrorist group can use to attack Israel, as well as smuggle weapons. In the past weeks, news has come in that several such tunnels have collapsed, though this only means that Hamas is busy with construction. Israel Hayom reports that the IDF has announced it will spare no effort in neutralizing any tunnels Hamas builds:

The Israel Defense Forces is sparing no effort to counter the threat posed by Hamas terror tunnels, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said Tuesday...

The threat of Hamas' network of terror tunnels "has been a top priority for us since late 2013. Our enemies didn't just forget about it after [Operation] Protective Edge, and they are investing considerable resources in it," he said.

"We are looking at every possible countermeasure to neutralize [the threat]. We have advanced capabilities ... but I can't elaborate on everything we're doing. Much of it is done far from the public eye."

The military is "concentrating considerable engineering and intelligence efforts versus this threat. We possess the most advanced capabilities in the world, and we won't be fooled by the lull in the south," he said.

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