In April, Israeli security arrested a teenage terrorist trying to infiltrate Israel's border with Gaza. Not only did this arrest prevent an attack, but Israel Hayom reports on the wealth of information gleaned on Hamas' network of terror tunnels:
According to Shin Bet, the boy was arrested on April 6 after crossing the Israel-Gaza Strip border fence. His interrogation revealed that he was a member of a Hamas battalion based in northern Gaza, to which he was recruited in 2014, shortly before Operation Protective Edge.
He told the Shin Bet Hamas military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, provided him with various training, as part of which he had participated in surveillance and ambushes against Israeli military troops. He further revealed that his training involved infiltrations, offensive missions, and detonating explosives, drilled to served Hamas' operational perception, as the Islamist group believes its next conflict with Israel will take place on Israeli soil.
The Shin Bet said the interrogation also provided intelligence about the Hamas' tunnel-digging methods and operating procedures. The boy confessed to taking part in planting explosives in and around tunnels in case IDF troops locate and enter the tunnels.
Hamas is forging ahead with its tunnel enterprise while fully aware of the IDF's efforts to uncover and destroy the underground passageways, the boy reportedly told interrogators.