Debunking claims from Hezbollah accusing the two men caught on IDF surveillance video in the attack-tunnel as drug dealers, Israeli defense official revealed to i24NEWS the identity of one, Iranian educated Hezbollah commander of their recon and tunnel unit.
– A second tunnel was uncovered by the IDF on Thursday.
On Thursday, i24NEWS revealed the identity of an Hezbollah operative caught on camera by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) in a cross border tunnel on the Lebanese border earlier this week.
An unnamed security official told i24NEWS that the man who appeared on the video from the tunnel was Dr. Continue Reading »
IDF implements “Operation Northern Shield” to negate years of Hezbollah’s covert tunneling through arduous terrain that traversed Israel’s northern border under the orders of the Lebanese Shiite terrorist organization’s leader, Hasan Nasrallah.
By Kobi Finkler
The IDF launched Operation “Northern Shield” overnight Monday to thwart and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Hezbollah terror organization from Lebanon into Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced.
Since 2014, a special joint Taskforce of the Intelligence Directorate and the Northern Command has been leading the operational, technological and intelligence efforts on the tunnel issue in the North. The team developed vast abilities and knowledge on Hezbollah’s attack tunnel project. Continue Reading »
The IDF discovers and destroys the 15th Hamas attack tunnel, this one dug 200 meters into Israeli territory, and like the others, linked to a vast network within Gaza of underground passageways.
• Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: ’Everyday, we get closer to eliminating the tunnel threat.’
By Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff
Cleared for publication: The Israeli military uncovered and neutralized a Hamas terror tunnel breaching Israeli territory. This is the 15th cross-border tunnel discovered and destroyed this year.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Thursday that the tunnel, dug near the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, was about a kilometer (3,300 feet) long and reached about 200 meters (660 feet) under the Israeli border. Continue Reading »
Having refrained from divulging details on the strike between Sunday night & Monday morning, Israel’s Defense Minister now confirmed that the last retaliatory strike actually involved destroying a Hamas attack tunnel on the border between Israel and Gaza, among the 18 Hamas targets hit in 2 waves of attacks.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confirmed the Israeli army destroyed a tunnel at the border between Israel and Gaza overnight between Sunday and Monday.
“We have liquidated a terrorist tunnel in the Kerem Shalom area. As for the identity of the terrorists, we will not close this chapter until we eliminate those responsible for the terrorist act,” Liberman said. Continue Reading »
A senior IDF official commented last week in a statement that there would be no efforts made by Israel to return the terrorists’ bodies to Gaza until there is progress in talks on the return at least 4 Israelis, including the two deceased soldiers held by Hamas.
• Death toll of dead terrorist from IDF’s terror-tunnel demolition now, 12.
The Israeli army revealed on Sunday that it is holding the bodies of five militants killed last week when the Israel destroyed a “terror tunnel” that was burrowed into its territory from Gaza.
Twelve militants, most of whom belonged to the Islamic Jihad group, died when the army blew the tunnel up on October 30, however several more men were unaccounted for. Continue Reading »
Knowing Hamas is holding 2 captives and the remains of 2 deceased soldiers in Gaza (for years), the Red Cross had no reservations asking Israel to locate 5 missing tunnel-diggers believed to be ‘buried’ in Israel.
Israel will not allow a search for Palestinian militants missing and presumed dead after an Israeli strike on a terror tunnel to be retrieved until there is “progress” on the return of Israelis held captive by Hamas, a senior Israeli defense official said on Thursday.
Conflict in the Middle East
On Monday the Israeli army said it had detected and destroyed a tunnel reportedly being dug by the Islamic Jihad terror group, which stretched into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Praising the terrorists killed by the IDF in a controlled detonation of the discovered attack-tunnel as ‘martyrs’, the Palestinians go on to deflect their violation of Israel’s sovereignty by accusing Israel of using “an internationally forbidden weapon.”
By Gary Willig
Palestinian Authority (PA) officials accused Israel of using poison gas when the IDF destroyed a terror tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel Monday, Palestinian Media Watchreported.
At least seven terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations, including a senior Islamic Jihad official, were killed when the IDF destroyed the tunnel from the Israeli side, using recently developed technology. Continue Reading »
Following the IDF’s statement denying Monday’s terror-tunnel demolition was an intentional assassination, Minister Bennett repudiates ‘apology’: “We must not apologize for the successful elimination of terrorists….who were digging a tunnel into Israel that was intended to kill Israeli women and children.”
By Moran Azulay
Cabinet member and Education Minister Naftali Bennett expressed disapproval over a statement made by the IDF following the deaths of 7 terrorists in the detonation of the terror tunnel on Monday—which denied any intention to kill senior militants in the operation—suggesting it was made as an apology for the incident. “We must not apologize for the successful elimination of terrorists. Continue Reading »
– SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT –
IDF ON ALERT: Shortly after he IDF discovered, then immediately neutralized a Gaza attack-tunnel inside Israel, a grave violation of Israeli sovereignty, the Palestinians reported 5 Gazans killed by the detonation, and at least 9 others wounded.
– In anticipation of a possible retaliatory rocket-attack from the Islamic Jihad terror movement, IDF redeploys Iron Dome batteries in the area.
By Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reported Monday afternoon that five people were killed and nine wounded in an IDF explosion of a recently discovered tunnel located near the border fence which had penetrated into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »
Monday, a Hamas member was killed in a Gaza terror-tunnel collapse, just 48 hours after Saturday’s tunnel collapse that also killed a Palestinian terrorist.
A member of the Gaza based Hamas terror group died Monday when a tunnel collapsed east of Rafah, the group’s military wing the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades said.
Gaza victims of ‘work accident’ – Arab media
The man killed was named as Emir Jaber Al Hamad Abu Taima , 21, from Khan Younis.
Hamas offered no details on the circumstances of the collapse and did not say whether it took place during digging operations or a training exercise. Continue Reading »
Palestinian news outlet reports of Hamas tunnel expert leaving behind his wife and children in Gaza to defect with laptop containing sensitive Hamas secrets for the IDF.
A senior Hamas tunnel expert has absconded from Gaza to Israel and turned himself in to authorities, Haaretz reports, citing Palestinian news outlets.
Old-style Hamas tunnel, left, & New-style Hamas terror tunnel, right – Photo: IDF spokesperson
Bassam Mahmoud Baraka is senior figure in Hamas’s military wing, according to the report, and left behind a wife and children. Reports also claimed that he had showed up with laptop in hand at the border separating Gaza from Israel. Continue Reading »
Although the next war with Hezbollah isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, both Jewish and Arab towns along northern border have begun local civil defense training by the IDF.
By Israel Today Staff
In marking the 16th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir reported that the Hezbollah terrorist militia is busy digging tunnels under the Israeli border in preparation for future conflict.
Hezbollah parade in Lebanon
According to the article, the tunnels enable Hezbollah terrorists to attack Israel at a moment’s notice, and include sophisticated ventilation and electricital systems and enough supplies to allow militants to remain in the tunnels for weeks at a time. Continue Reading »
US gov’t sees partnership in the new Israeli-made tunnel detection technology a solution to halt illegal immigration from Mexico.
Israel Today Staff
Israel’s defense establishment is soon expecting an influx of US funds to complete work on an advanced anti-tunnel system that will hopefully prevent future terrorist incursions from the Gaza Strip.
IDF soldier surveys Hamas terror tunnel constructed to invade Israel with Palestinian terrorists. – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The American Congress approved involvement in the Israeli project already last summer, and Washington has now agreed to match the Israeli government’s financial contribution by transferring $120 million, according to Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot. Continue Reading »