Sometimes the best strategy to combat a threat is to face it head on – with double the force. Yahalom, the IDF Combat Engineering Corps special unit that specializes in underground warfare, does just that.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon announced a new diplomatic battle against humanitarian funding that reaches Hamas and supports its terror infrastructure. 'We will not relent until the UN and other aid organizations begin to track and follow every dollar that enters the Gaza Strip,' he said.
Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to penetrate Israel to carry out terrorist attacks on civilians and soldiers and smuggle goods and weapons in and out of Gaza through the Sinai Peninsula.
Two Palestinian men with entry permits to Israel were caught by Israeli security forces transferring funds from Gaza to Judea and Samaria. They then revealed information about tunnels, many of which are located under civilian structures such as residences and mosques.
Israel plans to build a concrete wall tens of meters deep underground as well as above ground along the border with the Gaza Strip border to thwart attempts by the Hamas terror organization to dig tunnels into Israel which are then used to commit terror attacks against Israeli civilians.
The Hezbollah terror organization is digging tunnels from Lebanon into northern Israel, much like those dug by Hamas into southern Israel, the Lebanese daily Al-Safir, which is known for its support for Hezbollah, reported on Wednesday.