Israel Ramps Up Fight Against Tunnelers with “The Obstacle”


At least 10 operatives of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the militant arm of the Islamist movement Hamas, have died since the middle of January while building tunnels underneath the Gaza Strip near the border with Israel.

In the war of 2014, Hamas mounted assaults on Israeli forces through a labyrinth of tunnels.

Israel is training its soldiers in underground combat and buttressing its defenses.

Israeli security officials recently asked the Knesset for funding to develop and construct a system to detect and destroy cross-border tunnels.

Known as “The Obstacle,” the system is being funded in part by the U.S. government.  Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Tunneling under a border into another country for the purpose of invading and launching terrorist attacks is an act of war. Why doesn’t one single country recognize and state this simple and obvious fact? are they so afraid of what might happen if they tell the truth about the Gaza situation?
    I hope Israel manages to inflict a meesa meshuna on the tunnelers – suffocation drowning or the like would be appropriate.


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