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Could Israeli high-tech tackle Hamas’ terror tunnels?
FoxNews.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | By James Rogers

Posted on 07/26/2014 10:59:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system has been highly visible protecting its airspace during Operation Protective Edge. But exactly how the military is locating Hamas’ labyrinth of underground tunnels between Israel and Gaza – and whether it is using new technologies to uncover them – remains a closely held secret.

“Due to security concerns, we cannot specify the tools or methods used to uncover these tunnels. Exposing our capabilities would hamper our ability to address this lethal threat,” an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokeswoman said in an email to FoxNews.com. “However, using precise intelligence combined with specialized units which use robots and advanced cameras, the IDF has had vast success in toppling the Hamas tunnel network.”

The scale and sophistication of the Hamas tunnels present a massive challenge to the IDF, which launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in response to an escalation in rocket attacks by Hamas. The ground phase began on July 17. 

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; hamastunnels; israel; stfrm; tunnels

1 posted on 07/26/2014 10:59:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SJackson; SunkenCiv; blam

fyi


2 posted on 07/26/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It doesn’t take much high tech to wipe out terrorists in tunnels. All Israel has to do is make Cyanide bombs, plug the openings and if anybody is in the tunnel, they are dead. My dad did this when he wanted to wipe out gophers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanide_poisoning


3 posted on 07/26/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Vinylly

But none of the gophers had respiratory protective devices I assume(?!). Some of the terrorists may have, so I suggest rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 11:09:49 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Low tech solution to stop Hamas from using the tunnel!
5 posted on 07/26/2014 11:09:58 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Vinylly

Rovers could be redesigned to navigate very long tunnels and to stop near the origin shaft for a more effective delivery of some kind of incendiary or chemo agent.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 11:12:01 AM PDT by research99
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To: BigEdLB

LOL!


7 posted on 07/26/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Gas mask filters have a limited effective life. For many types, get them wet and they are useless.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 11:13:15 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: Vinylly

OTOH, you could start dumping dry ice into the tunnels, and state that it’s part of Israel’s contribution to sequester carbon (in more ways than one).


9 posted on 07/26/2014 11:13:29 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Vinylly
"It doesn’t take much high tech to wipe out terrorists in tunnels."

First you have to find the tunnels. That is the hard part.

10 posted on 07/26/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: Vinylly

Pump natural gas into the tunnels. Throw in something that goes bang with a spark.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 11:21:40 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

12 posted on 07/26/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: UnwashedPeasant
First you have to find the tunnels. That is the hard part.

The entrances will be inside the buildings. Bring up the bulldozers.

13 posted on 07/26/2014 11:26:01 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Thanks Ernest.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As castle defenders discovered a thousand years ago, digging a tunnel is noisy unless the diggers use only spoons and brushes. Tunnel detection technology is well understood. Acoustic sensors along the border should have no difficulty detecting cross border tunneling attempts.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 11:44:55 AM PDT by fso301
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To: UnwashedPeasant

“First you have to find the tunnels. That is the hard part.”

Satellite-based ground penetrating radar?


16 posted on 07/26/2014 12:16:28 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Satellite-based ground penetrating radar?

Or drone based?

17 posted on 07/26/2014 12:24:08 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Good thought!


18 posted on 07/26/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

How deep can that work?


19 posted on 07/26/2014 12:39:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“How deep can that work?”

I don’t know. Perhaps someone who does can chime in?


20 posted on 07/26/2014 12:57:52 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ernest,
From Wiki;

“Sounding radars: these are low-frequency (normally, HF - 3 to 30 MHz - or lower) ground-penetrating Radars, used to acquire data about the planet sub-surface structure. Their low operating frequency allow them to penetrate hundreds of meters, or even kilometers, below the surface. Synthetic aperture techniques are normally exploited to reduce the ground footprint (due to the low operating frequency and the small allowable antenna dimensions, the beam is very wide) and, thus, the unwanted echo from other surface objects.”


21 posted on 07/26/2014 1:00:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

loose lips ink ships


22 posted on 07/26/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wipe them out....All of them.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NorthMountain

“”loose lips ink ships”

In this case? I don’t know. GPR is pretty well known due to the archeological discoveries made using it. And many of those discoveries were in that part of the world.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 1:08:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Since these tunnels were part of a massive terror attack, WHY did Hamas keep shooting missiles at Israel knowing full well they would not sit back and take it. They totally blew their cover. Makes no sense.

Now the leaders of Hamas live in million dollar homes, some in Gaza and the money flows thru Qatar. The real leaders are of course, playing golf or at the beach, so are they planning something else?

I’m probably having a sugar crash and getting loopy, but the initial question still stands.


25 posted on 07/26/2014 2:30:25 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Naw, the national reconnaissance office in the CIA has a whole department monitoring satellite images of suspect areas where the muzzies dump their dirt from the excavation.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 5:25:26 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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