Egypt discovers enormous tunnels coming from Hamas run Gaza…will Israel and Egypt unite to destroy more tunnels?
Hamas is digging tunnels on the border of Egypt big enough to permit vehicles the size of trucks to go through according to Egyptian security officials.
There are tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip with Sinai are being built in order to compensate for the tunnels which were flooded or blocked by the Egyptians.
These enormous tunnels, some of which stretch for over three kilometers, are designed to traverse the security zone Egypt set up between the border with Gaza and the Sinai. This strip – which ranges between half a kilometer and a kilometer in length on the Egyptian side – is devoid of any buildings or people. The area has also been flooded in order to flood the existing shafts into the tunnels.
These tunnels are meant to transfer terrorists and weapons, as well as transfer building materials and other imports in an effort by Hamas to break the economic siege imposed on the strip, Egyptian officials said.
Israeli security officials don’t know of any tunnels that large crossing into Israel. However, if they do exist, Israel will have to take into account the possibility of the existence of tunnels that are over three kilometers in length, which will make them harder to find.
Israel estimates that the recent increase in the number of tunnel collapses in Gaza in the past several months are due to the increased
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