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 »
Gaza teenager arrested in April while trying to infiltrate into Israel passes on to the Shin Bet valuable intel about Hamas’ tunnel-digging operations, including terror-tunnels’ layout, methods & operating procedures.
By Lilach Shoval and Gadi Golan
An underage Hamas operative arrested by Israeli security forces in April has provided the Shin Bet security agency with valuable information about Hamas’ tunnel-digging operations, the agency revealed Tuesday.
A Hamas terror-tunnel leading from Gaza to Israel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The Southern District Attorney’s Office filed its indictment against the minor, a teenage boy whose identity has been placed under a gag order, with the Beersheba District Court on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
Cleared for publication: A Hamas terror operative, caught and arrested in early April after an unsuccessful infiltration attempt into Israel, ‘spills his guts,’ conveying a wealth of information on weapons caches, operatives’ identities, and on terror tunnels.
By Yoav Zitun
A Hamas terror operative who is affiliated with the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades was arrested by Israel in early April.
Terror operative Mahmoud ‘Atuna – Photo: Shin Bet
He revealed a wealth of information regarding the tunnels following an interrogation.
The operative, Mohammad Atuna, 29, was arrested after crossing the border fence and in possession of two knives. He crossed with the intent of attacking Israeli forces on the border with Gaza. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Elbit Systems developed a unique sensor-based tunnel detection network in record time, as a response to the direct threat from Hamas.
By Udi Etsion, Matan Tzuri
A new tunnel detection system developed by Elbit Systems will protect Israeli citizens from the threat of infiltration by Hamas terrorists.
Picture of tunnel featured in Hamas newspaper during Operation Protective Edge.
Now, after two months of development, the Israel-based international defense electronics company says that they have created an effective system which uses sensors to detect tunnel building activity. The system will be implemented along the entire Israel-Gaza border, Elbit said.
The system includes a series of sensors. Continue Reading »
New Egyptian law criminalizes construction or operation of smuggling tunnels to Gaza making violation of the law punishable by imprisonment.
Egyptian sources announced the passage of a new law criminalizing the construction and operation of tunnels running between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, Ma’an reported.
Tents cover entrances of tunnels used for smuggling along the Gaza-Egypt border, near the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on August 6 2012 – Photo: AFP
The State Council included an article in the law according to Penal Code Law 82 subjecting anyone constructing, operating, or using tunnels between Egypt and a neighboring territory to imprisonment. Continue Reading »
An Arabic-language website published documents it claims were sent via Ramallah intelligence to Israel, revealing Hamas’ tunnels’ locations.
By Dalit Halevy
Arabic-language website awraqq.com has published two documents that it says were sent by Palestinian Authority (PA) intelligence to Israel’s intelligence organizations, and which expose the location of two tunnels that Hamas dug from Gaza into Israel.
This information is what made it possible for Israel to prevent the tunnels from being used for terror attacks, according to the website.
According to the report, one tunnel was prepared by the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the Al-Quds Brigades, and the other by the armed wing of Hamas – the Al-Qassam Brigades. Continue Reading »
The Hamas government said Sunday it was “surprised” to hear that Egypt is planning to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian soldiers keep guard in Sinai – Photo: REUTERS
Ehab Ghissin, spokesman for the Hamas government, said that there should be no buffer zones “between brothers and friendly countries.”
Ghissin expressed hope that the Egyptian move would not “solidify the blockade” and increase the suffering of the people in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Israel’s main concern is that terrorists would use these tunnels to abduct hitchhiking soldiers since tunnels would only serve clandestine scenarios.
Until recently, Judea and Samaria Arabs would sneak into Israel by climbing the fence, cutting the barbed wire and severing the alarm system. But now security forces have foiled at least two infiltration attempts through tunnels dug under the fence near the Israeli Arab town of Taiba, Maariv reported.
The main concern is that terrorists would use these tunnels to abduct hitchhiking soldiers.
The Gaza tunnels, connecting the Hamas ruled strip to Egypt, are being used to smuggle weapons, food and construction materials, have long become the primary means of supplying the local Arab population. Continue Reading »
Wael Hamdy, a lawyer who brought the case said,”I filed the case because I was worried about the state of national security in my country after the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power and its unclear policies and links with Hamas,”
(Reuters) – A Cairo court ruled on Tuesday the government must destroy all tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, removing a route for smuggled weapons but also a lifeline for Palestinians.
Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood has close ties with the Hamas Islamists that run Gaza, but many Egyptians fear the enclave is a security risk for Egypt. Continue Reading »