“A time bomb”: the threat.

צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Terrorist organizations in Gaza continue to excavate tunnels in order to create a large-scale underground value: just this week revealed a tunnel. Elaborate systems to cope with the threat came into use in southern command

תאריך: 07/07/2014, 20:18    
מחבר: נעם ויטמן, אתר צה”ל

אוגדת עזה

Mtatzm on the side of South continue terrorist organizations in Gaza tunneling used for terrorism and smuggling: during the night, killing seven Hamas activists in the tunnel, apparently as a result of מ”תאונת.

Elaborate systems went into use recently in the South to improve coping with threat of tunnels in the Gaza Strip. These days continue to work on developing the tunnel detection and treatment after shows.

The threat awareness increased since operation “pillar”, but actually an organizational activity
Terrorism in the world has been going on for many years. “We know the enemy forces decided several years ago to build the underground formation that is wide and saw the power
In his case the abduction of Gilad Shalit, “the IDF site head of tunnels and explosives in southern command, Maj. Ilan.

Indeed, just over 2013 found and uncovered three tunnels, excavated near relative to fence in the Gaza Strip. Another tunnel found this year, when the combat engineering corps exposed tunnels that penetrated Israel territory in the southern Gaza Strip. Some tinkering of the enemy in the world, “intelligence officer of the Northern Division in Gaza, major Division 1. “It is a strategic weapon for them – the goal is kidnapping a soldier, or a killing spree. The enemy understands we have superiority over him in many aspects and is therefore trying to find solutions – one of them is. We see the development of the tunnel the abduction of Gilad Shalit to which expose today. “

In order to locate all the tunnels are many operations, including surface scans by
Special engineering forces (יהל”ם) and p (mechanical engineering staff). “Most of the work.
Here is detection and disclosure of tunnels, “said the Commander of the Brigade units of the southern Brigade, Captain Rotem. “Once we deal with information disclosure and understanding along the tunnel.

The tunnels found since operation “pillar” teach many enemy targets.
“Sometimes we find a search in an area of extensive activity traces,” said major. “This threat to challenge us in the following operations. The powers must deal with tunnels parallel to maneuver because they can be exploited. Our goal is to make the enemy will this practice ceases excavation to home territory. We are working on new developments in the field, we can list them, which improves detection capabilities.

Translated from Hebrew