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January 12, 2016 10:39 am

Hamas Believed to Have Nearly as Many Terror Tunnels as Before 2014 Gaza War

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A Hamas terror tunnel uncovered on July 18, 2014, in the Gaza Strip. A new report stated that Hamas may have as many tunnels as they had before the 2014 war. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

A Hamas terror tunnel uncovered on July 18, 2014, in the Gaza Strip. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Eighteen months after the last Israel-Hamas war, the Islamist terror group is believed to have rebuilt much of its cross-border tunnel infrastructure, with almost as many terror tunnels reaching under the Gaza border into Israel as before the summer 2014 conflict, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

“Hamas is investing considerable effort and immense amounts of money in the tunnel project,” the report said. “The reasonable assessment is that the number of tunnels that extend beneath the border (into Israel) is now close to the number prior to (2014’s) Operation Protective Edge.”

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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