To Battle Underground Hamas Tunneling, Israel Is Operating a Clandestine Lab Near the Gaza Border
Geologists are working alongside intelligence officers in a lab dedicated to detecting Hamas tunnelers before they cross over to Israel
Amarelle Wenkert | 19:04 02.11.2017
The Israeli military (IDF) has established a lab specializing in early detection of underground activity on and near Israel’s border with the Gaza strip, a high-ranking IDF officer told Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on conditions of anonymity.
On Thursday, Yedioth Ahronoth reported that the lab is part of an effort to prevent Hamas from digging underground tunnels that can reach into Israeli communities around Gaza. The new lab is staffed with engineers, geologists, intelligence specialists and combat engineering officers.