Israel’s Underground Wall Latest Terror-Fighting Tactic
The Fellowship | November 28, 2017
Ever since the IDF discovered terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge, efforts have been made to stop this avenue of attack for Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorists. Now, JNS’ Yaakov Lappin takes a look at the around-the-clock work being done on Israel’s underground wall that will put an end to terror tunnels:
Within two years, a deep underground wall, equipped with advanced sensors, will cut through Hamas’s ability to tunnel into Israel.
That will lead southern Israeli villages and towns to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But the Gazan terrorist factions that are currently arming themselves are likely already thinking about new ways to target Israelis.
The IDF and Israeli Defense Ministry are working around the clock to complete the new underground wall. It will stretch 65 kilometers (40 miles) from north to south, across Israel’s entire border with Gaza.
In the past, the ability to inject heavily armed, well-trained terror squads into Israel via attack tunnels formed a key ability in the hands of Gaza’s factions. Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) poured considerable treasure, sweat and blood (many diggers died when tunnels collapsed on them) to create them…