#1 Top IDF Commander: Hamas Again Digging Tunnels into Israel by algernonpj 03.04.2015 10:14

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Top IDF Commander: Hamas Again Digging Tunnels into Israel
IDF Southern Command head General Sami Turgeman said that Hamas is back at it – attempting to dig tunnels into Israel.
By Yaakov Levi
4/2/2015, 12:24 PM

In a weekend interview with Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, IDF Southern Command head General Sami Turgeman said that Hamas is back at it – attempting to dig tunnels into Israel.

While the IDF destroyed most, if not all, of the tunnels Hamas had dug into Israel in previous years during Operation Protective Edge, it appeared that the terror group was using the resources that are now pouring into Gaza to rebuild homes and businesses to instead rebuild its terror network, said Turgeman.

“We are keeping a close eye on Hamas,” Turgeman said. “It is clear that they have gone back to digging tunnels, and they apparently hope to reach at least the numbers they had before the war last summer.”

Although the destruction of the tunnel network was a major blow to Hamas, because it had poured so much money and energy into building it, the tunnels had proven themselves an effective weapon against Israel from terror group's point of view, Turgeman said, so it was decided that the network be rebuilt regardless of the cost – in money or, as is likely to happen, in further damage to Gaza when Israel is forced to once again bomb Gaza in order to prevent tunnel attacks.

Despite Hamas's continued enthusiasm attempts to destroy Israel, Operation Protective Edge was a success, Turgeman said.

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