“Also on your skirts is found the lifeblood of the guiltless poor; you did not find them breaking in through tunnels. Yet in spite of all these things you say, ‘I am innocent; surely his anger has turned from me.’ Behold, I will bring you to judgment for saying, ‘I have not sinned.’” (Jeremiah 2:34-35)
Hamas terror tunnels have been discovered in more places than just underground Gaza. Last month, during Operation Brothers Keeper in search of the three kidnapped teens, the elite engineering unit of the IDF, Yahalom, found a network of terror tunnels in and around the Hebron area.
More recently, a new tunnel was found in Hebron during Operation Protective Edge.
“We have just discovered a tunnel in Hebron, next to Beit Hadassah, under an Arab house, in the direction of the neighborhood playground for children,” said Hebron community spokesman David Wilder.
The tunnels and hiding holes were being used to store munitions and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the tunnels, Yahalom forces discovered approximately 20 laboratories for manufacturing improvised explosives devices hidden in homes they searched, during the operation.
The tunnels have become a grave concern for the military and the population of Hebron, especially in wake of the incoming intelligence reports that Hamas had planned a massive terror attack for the Jewish New Year two months from now.
They are a challenge that the IDF hopes to overcome in the coming weeks, in order to achieve peace for the citizens of Israel.
The more tunnels that are found, the longer that the IDF is allowed to continue their offensive against Hamas, the more demoralized Hamas becomes, the more likely that that reality will come to pass