Hundreds of Tunnels Discovered (Video)

( – In a mind-blowing discovery, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have identified an extensive network of underground tunnels in Rafah, a region in southern Gaza controlled by the terror group Hamas, including numerous passages that extend into Egypt.

See a video of the IDF announcement about their discoveries below!

This discovery was disclosed by Israeli Deputy Attorney General Gilad Noam during a presentation at the International Court of Justice.

He highlighted the strategic significance of Rafah, describing it as a hub for militant activities and a base for Hamas’ operational battalions entrenched in the area.

Noam elaborated on the complex subterranean infrastructure in Rafah, which includes tunnels used for the movement of militants, command and control operations, and the storage of military equipment.

“Rafah, in particular, is a focal point for ongoing terrorist activity. It is a stronghold for Hamas’ operators with several battalions belonging to the Rafah brigades entrenched in the area,” he said.

“Also present in Rafah is an intricate underground tunnel infrastructure that runs underneath the city and provides ample space for operators, command and control rooms, and military equipment,” the Israeli official added.

“Nearly 700 tunnel shafts have been identified in Rafah from which approximately 50 tunnels cross into Egypt. These tunnels are used by Hamas to supply itself with weapons and ammunition. It could potentially be used to smuggle out of Gaza hostages or Hamas senior operators,” he elaborated.

“Nearly 700 tunnel shafts have been identified in Rafah, with ~50 tunnels crossing into Egypt, revealed @DrGiladNoam at today’s sham @CIJ_ICJ hearing. Those tunnels are used to smuggle weapons to Hamas and can be used to smuggle senior terrorists and/or hostages out of Gaza,” The Israel War Room posted on X.

Joe Truzman, a Senior Research Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Long War Journal, commented on the diplomatic tensions between Israel and Egypt amid the crisis.

He criticized Egypt for its counterproductive role and the lack of substantial support received by Israel despite its concessions.

“After Cairo refused to let in Palestinian refugees — a temporary measure that would have shortened the Gaza war — Jerusalem assented to the positioning of heavy Egyptian reinforcements in the supposedly demilitarized Sinai to seal off the Rafah border,” Truzman said.

“And all the Israelis have got in return has been vitriol and, most recently, Egyptian support for the foul allegations being leveled against them at The Hague. President Sisi is supposed to be a pragmatist rather than a populist. This cannot continue,” he concluded.

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