The Israeli military is continuing its work on a subterranean and hi-tech border along the southern border with Gaza, and it’s a good thing, too. Israel Hayom’s Lilach Shoval reports that during construction, the IDF discovered yet another underground route through which Gaza-based terrorists planned to infiltrate the Jewish state and attack her people:
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The Israeli military said Monday that it has exposed another terror tunnel running under the Gaza Strip-Israel border. The underground passageway was discovered during the construction of the IDF’s subterranean barrier around the enclave, in an effort that is meant to counter Hamas’ tunnel enterprise.
Israeli troops are currently investigating the tunnel’s route, the military said.
In recent years, Hamas has developed a sophisticated network of concrete tunnels, including many that are built for cross-border attacks against Israel…
Israel has been constructing the subterranean barrier with Gaza for the past two years. Some 40 kilometers (25 miles) of it have already been completed out of the planned 68 kilometers (42 miles).
Above ground, the new barrier is designed to block Gaza terror operatives’ view of the roads and train lines that run along the border and are vulnerable to attacks.
Since Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014, the IDF has detected and destroyed 17 Hamas terror tunnels.
The IDF intends to finish constructing the entire barrier by the end of 2019, in an effort to completely eliminate the tunnel threat from Gaza.