The tunnels dug from Gaza beneath Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing in order to smuggle in stolen fuel and other goods along with weapons into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.
Three Palestinians died on Thursday after Egypt pumped toxic gas into a Gaza smuggling tunnel, Israel’s N12 news reports.
The tunnel stretches from the Gaza Strip to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The smuggling tunnels dug under the Philadelphi Corridor along the Egypt-Gaza border are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing. Fuel, food and other goods along with weapons are brought into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave from Egypt via the tunnel system. Continue Reading »
As images and videos shown world-wide of the exposed underground openings at the blast-site by SkyNews and Russia’s Sputnik News, the Lebanese Armed Forces have continued to deny the existence of the tunnels.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Videos circulating online, as well as rumors and reports, indicate that “tunnels” have been found in the wake of the Beirut explosions. Some have asserted that this is evidence of Hezbollah “tunnels” storing weapons at the Port of Beirut, while others think they were used for human trafficking. Both SkyNews and Russia’s Sputnik News claimed there was a “labyrinth network of tunnels.”
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A Hamas terrorist and his Gaza civilian worker were killed by toxic gas in the cross-border tunnel construction between the terrorist coastal enclave and Egypt’s Sinai.
By David Rosenberg
Two Gazans were killed overnight in a cross-border tunnel between the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, officials in Gaza reported Monday.
The two men were apparently killed by poison gas in the tunnel, Iyad al-Bozm, a spokesman for the Hamas regime in Gaza said Monday.
A Hamas terrorist in an underground terror-tunnel. – Photo: Hamas video screenshot.
One of the two men killed in the tunnel was a member of Hamas, Bozm said. Continue Reading »
IDF announced 3 Palestinians from Gaza who crossed over border fence into Israel were arrested Saturday evening and that IAF jets destroyed “terrorist infrastructure” near the Gaza-Egypt border, which Palestinian media reported to be a tunnel.
– Without going into details, the IDF also announced it would be closing the Kerem Shalom crossing after an assessment of the current security situation with Gaza.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The IDF struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Saturday, as IAF fighter jets targeted a “terrorist infrastructure” near the Gaza-Egypt border. Since December, the IDF has been targeting terrorist tunnels inside the Gaza strip with targeted attacks, often in response to rocket fire. Continue Reading »
The Hamas Health Ministry reported two people killed, five injured in an “Israeli attack” on an underground tunnel which the Egyptian Army was actually responsible for.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Two people were reportedly killed and five were hurt in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday in an “attack” on an underground tunnel along the border between Gaza and Egypt, according to Hamas’s Health Ministry.
The ministry described the incident as an “Israeli attack” and claimed it was done in response to rockets fired toward Eilat on Wednesday night.
Smoke rises after explosion at smuggling tunnel dug beneath Gaza-Egypt border – Reuters
However, a report released hours later by the Institute for National Security Studies said later on that the Egyptian Army was actually responsible for carrying out the attack. Continue Reading »
Egypt has flooded a dozen tunnels along its border into the Sinai, where Egyptian security forces are fighting Islamic State-linked jihadists, after accusing Hamas of aiding and protecting them.
Twelve tunnels along the Gaza-Sinai border have been discovered and destroyed by Egypt, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reports.
The report cited Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Rifae as saying that all the tunnels that linked the coastal enclave to Egypt has been destroyed. Al-Rifae did not provide details of how the tunnels were destroyed, or when.
Gaza terror tunnel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unith
The report comes nearly a month after four Palestinians were found dead in a smuggling tunnel linking Gaza and Egypt. Continue Reading »
Following IDF forces’ discovery of a tunnel between the West Bank and Israel proper, intended for smuggling weapons to carry out attacks, the 3 Israeli-Arabs were arrested.
– 2 of the arrested Arab males had previously attempted to enter Syria to join ISIS.
By Gilad Morag
Three Israeli-Arabs from Taybe were arrested in September on suspicion of supporting ISIS in a joint operation between the Israel Police and the Shin Bet.
2 of the three, Ibrahim Yusuf and Amir Jabara – Israel Security Services
Amongst other things, members of the group are suspected of trying to set fire to the local soccer stadium in order to prevent a concert scheduled for Eid al-Adha during a performance by one of the winners of Arab Idol which was to occur in Taybe. Continue Reading »
While reconciliation talks between Egypt & Hamas regarding their common border was ongoing, the Egyptian security forces found and destroyed a 3 km smuggling tunnel containing weapons, generators, and engineering equipment.
The Egyptian border guard destroyed a three kilometer long tunnel between Rafah, Egypt and the Gaza Strip, one of the longest tunnels discovered at the border between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, according to Egyptian security sources Thursday.
The tunnel’s opening point, located in the house of an Egyptian smuggler from the Al Barazeel neighborhood in Rafah, Egypt is made out of concrete and steel. Continue Reading »
According to Egyptian sources, a gas pipe exploded inside a tunnel beneath the town of Rafah, wounding some70 people, killing 2, causing the evacuation from some 60 homes, and exposing the locations of about 50 more Hamas tunnels.
– This is tunnel-collapse number 11…..the 11th Plague?
By Jewish Press News Briefs
A gas pipe running through a tunnel under the Gazan town of Rafah exploded, wounding some 60-70 people, and killing 2, according to Egyptian sources.
According to Al Bawab News, some 50 smuggling tunnels were uncovered due to the explosion.
This tunnel incident is separate from the Hamas terror tunnel that collapsed tonight in Khan Younis. Continue Reading »
Despite reports suggesting that some 400 subterranean Gaza laborers, including 160 children, have died in other Hamas ‘tunnel malfunctions’, the Islamic terrorist group vowed to continue building tunnels & carry out operations against Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, was killed on Saturday after an accident occurred in one of the Islamist organization’s tunnels in the Gaza Strip.
According to Maan news, the group confirmed the identity of the man as Anwar Faraj al-Ghalban, 23, from Khan Younis, but refrained from revealing the circumstances of the accident, stating only that their members were doing their best to build more tunnels and make preparations for the group’s next confrontation with Israel. Continue Reading »
Caught by Israel’s Navy off Gaza’s coast, the Gaza tunnel owner was indicted for smuggling 100’s of millions of dollars and large amounts of explosives, arms & ammunition for Hamas between 2004-2012.
The Southern District Attorney’s Office on Sunday filed an indictment with the Beersheba District Court against Rami al-Najar for smuggling thousands of guns, explosives and refile-propelled grenades through tunnels from Egypt to Gaza on behalf of various terror groups.
Ammunition seized from Hamas operatives by the IDF. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Al-Najar, 27, is also accused of smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh. Continue Reading »