Arab media speculates the Hamas terror-tunnel may have collapsed after the IDF detected it and “employed special technological measures to make it collapse.“
By Daniel Siryoti
At least one Hamas operative was killed Sunday and seven others sustained moderate-to-serious injuries when a terror tunnel collapsed in northern Gaza.
Khalil Muhammad of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas was killed in the collasp of a terror-tunnel in Gaza. – Photo: Hamas
According to Palestinian media, the incident took place east of Beit Lahiya. Local rescue services rushed the injured to a hospital in the Strip and shortly thereafter Hamas’ Interior Ministry confirmed that one of its operatives had died in the incident. Continue Reading »
The air strike on the terror-tunnel was in retaliation for the arson and destruction at Kerem Shalom border crossing’s fuel and gas pipes, that serve the people of Gaza, but were set ablaze by Hamas’ ‘March of Return’ protestors.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Israel Air Force on Saturday evening destroyed a Hamas offensive tunnel that was in advanced stages of building mere meters from the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
The tunnel, which Hamas had dug in the security parameter, had originated in Beit Hanoun, stretched over a kilometer and was intended to reach Israeli communities such as the Erez Kibbutz. Continue Reading »
Israel thwarts Hamas’ efforts to infiltrate Israel from Gaza after destroying the 5th, and according to Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, “the longest and deepest one [terror-tunnel] ever uncovered.”
By Kobi Finkler
Over the weekend, IDF forces thwarted another terror tunnel that penetrated into Israel, it was cleared this morning for publication.
IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manelis said that this is the fifth tunnel that has been thwarted in Israel recently. The tunnel was foiled in the Jabaliya area.
Location of latest Hamas terror-tunnel explosion – IDF illustration
The tunnel began several kilometers inside the Gaza Strip and was part of an entire network of tunnels inside the strip. Continue Reading »
A 31 yr-old Hamas terrorist died from a ‘work accident’ while in a Gaza “resistance tunnel,” the group reported.
By Elad Benari
A Hamas terrorist died on Wednesday after what was believed to be the collapse of an attack tunnel in Gaza, the group said, according to AFP.
The terrorist, Mahmud al-Safadi, 31, died “during his work in one of the resistance tunnels,” a statement from Hamas’s armed wing said.
The statement did not provide further details of the incident or the location but Arabic media reported a partial collapse of a tunnel.
Several dozen Hamas terrorists have died in tunnel collapses in the past year, most of them in similar “working accidents”. Continue Reading »
Abbas’ PA government decries holding the bodies of the 5 dead terrorists is part Israel’s collective punishment policy “against the Palestinian people and the families of the shaheedim [Muslim martyrs]” and a “violation of all international humanitarian and moral laws.”
By Mordechai Sones
The Palestinian Authority blasted Israel after the Knesset gave preliminary approval to a bill which would allow the IDF and Israel Police to hold the remains of Arab terrorists indefinitely, circumventing a Supreme Court ruling.
The bill was submitted by MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home), and is similar to a proposal by MK Anat Berko (Likud). Continue Reading »
The IDF released footage of their demolition of a Hamas terror-tunnel along Israel-Gaza border.
By David Rosenberg
The IDF released footage Thursday of its recent demolition of a terror tunnel used by the Hamas terror organization underneath the Israel-Gaza border.
On Sunday, Israeli Air Force aircraft destroyed the tunnel, which ran from the city of Rafiah in southern Gaza to a point some 590 feet inside Israeli territory in the western Negev.
The tunnel ran underneath the Egypt-Gaza [fuel] pipeline[s].
According to IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis, IDF forces had located the tunnel several days before the demolition. Continue Reading »
WATCH IDF Video: Last night, and again this morning, the IDF destroyed a Hamas terror-tunnel dug beneath the Kerem Shalom border crossing, that intruded almost 600 feet into Israel.
By Tal Polon
IDF planes finished this morning, Sunday, demolishing a terror tunnel that passed under the Kerem Shalom Crossing from Gaza into Israel.
The IDF says with certainty that the tunnel belonged to Hamas.
The tunnel started in the Rafiah area 900 meters (2,953 feet) into Gaza and extended 180 meters (591 feet) into Israel. It passed under the gas pipeline between Egypt and Gaza.
IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis says that the tunnel was located several days ago. Continue Reading »
The IDF spokesperson’s unusual announcement regarding the last air strike in Gaza on ‘central terror infrastructure’ left many in Israel curious, since it may well imply an attack on a Hamas terror tunnel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
In light of the IDF Spokesperson’s unusual wording in describing on the IDF’s airstrike last night in Gaza, assessments are that the IDF attacked a terror tunnel belonging to the Islamic Jihad terror organization.
The Spokesperson had announced a strike on “central terrorist infrastructure in Gaza,” without providing details about the target.
Old-style Hamas tunnel, left, & New-style Hamas terror tunnel, right – Photo: IDF spokesperson
The airstrikes followed three mortar attacks on southern Israel on Wednesday. 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 »
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 two other dead terrorist that died last week, this terrorist belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades smothered to death while working on yet another tunnel meant for future Gaza terror activities.
By Tal Polon
Officials in the Gaza strip announced this morning, Tuesday, that a 24-year-old terrorist had died while working in a terror tunnel near Rafiah in southern Gaza.
According to Arab media outlet reports, the terrorist belonged to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.
A Hamas terror-tunnel leading from Gaza to Israel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The report comes after two other terrorists died in separate tunnel collapses in Gaza last week. Continue Reading »
According to an AFP report, a Hamas terrorist died in a collapsed tunnel in Gaza City and another Hamas terrorist in Khan Yunis was also killed when the tunnel he was in collapsed.
By Elad Benari, Canada,
Two Hamas terrorists died in separate tunnel collapses in Gaza overnight Thursday, the group said on Friday, according to AFP.
Khalil al-Dimyati, 32, and Yusef Abu Abed, 22, were killed after two “resistance tunnels” collapsed, Hamas said, referring to tunnels used for military purposes.
A Hamas terror-tunnel leading from Gaza to Israel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
It did provide details of the locations or causes of the collapses, but confirmed the two men were members of Hamas’s armed wing. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu accuses Hamas of committing double war crimes, nothing that “UNRWA, by its very existence …perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem rather than resolving it. That is why the time has come to dissolve UNRWA and incorporate parts of it into the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.”
• Hamas denies claims terror-tunnels are theirs; “baseless accusations.”
By The Associated Press and Daniel Siryoti
“In recent days, a Hamas tunnel was discovered under two schools in Gaza,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “Hamas is using schoolchildren as human shields, and this is the enemy that we have been fighting for many years — an enemy committing a double war crime.” Continue Reading »
The 20yr-old Gaza militant, a member of Hamas’s armed wing, was pronounced dead en route to hospital.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A Palestinian Hamas operative was killed on Monday morning as a tunnel collapsed on top of him east of Gaza. Several reports named the man as 20-year-old Anas Musa Abu-Shawish, a Gaza resident and a member of Hamas’s armed wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigade.
Abu-Shawish was evacuated to receive medical treatment following the tunnel’s collapse but was already pronounced dead en route to the hospital.
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Incidents like this are not uncommon.