The Israel Defense Forces recently targeted a unique sea tunnel used by Hamas to infiltrate Israel. This tunnel signifies the evolving tactics of Hamas, who have established an extensive network of underground pathways in the Gaza Strip. These tunnels pose a significant threat to Israel’s military operations, with concerns of underground warfare becoming increasingly brutal.
- Hamas has developed an intricate system of tunnels in the Gaza Strip, some of which are likened to “miniature cities.”
- Israel has struck numerous underground targets, highlighting the threat posed by these subterranean pathways.
- The tunnels have historical significance, proliferating after 2007 when Hamas took control and Israel implemented its blockade.
- Hamas’s tunnel system is extensive, with the group’s leader in Gaza in 2021 stating that there were 310 miles of tunnels.
- Israel faces challenges in detecting and destroying these tunnels, with fears of booby traps and the complexities of subterranean warfare.