Arrest of young Hamas operative leads to new details on Gazan tunnel network
Network of Gazan tunnels designed to allow elite Nehbe unit to move out sight of IAF, contain “resting rooms.”
Security forces arrested a 17-year-old Hamas operative from Gaza, and said they learned many valuable details on Hamas’s elaborate network of tunnels across the Gaza Strip.
The Hamas operative crossed into Israel last month, and took part in Hamas’s tunnel-digging program, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Sunday.
In a joint Shin Bet, IDF, and Israel Police operation, the 17-year-old suspect was taken into custody on May 16 after crossing the electronic border fence into Israel.
During a subsequent investigation, the Shin Bet learned that the youth “belonged to the BetLahia battalion of Hamas, and that most of his activities belonged to the tunnels,” the domestic intelligence agency said.
Details on Hamas’s attack tunnels in northern Gaza surfaced during the investigation, the agency added.
Hamas is digging attack tunnels and
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