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Hamas digging ‘terror tunnels’ along border with Israel
JerusalemPost ^ | March 21, 2011 | Yaakov Katz

Posted on 03/20/2011 11:08:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana

Gaza groups now have more dangerous missiles that can reach Tel Aviv, and are working on improved communications systems modeled on independent Hezbollah network established in Lebanon.

Facing a possible new conflict against Hamas, concern is growing within the IDF regarding increased efforts by Palestinian terrorist groups to dig tunnels under the border that could be used to infiltrate into Israel and perpetrate attacks.

According to IDF sources, the number of tunnels has grown in recent years. Hamas is under orders to dig “terror tunnels” along the border.

Hamas has split into five different regional brigades – north, Gaza City, central Gaza, Khan Younis and Rafah.

The exact number of tunnels is unknown to the IDF.

Tunnels have been used in the past by Hamas and other terrorist groups to infiltrate into Israel. The terrorists who abducted Gilad Schalit from his military post near Kerem Shalom, in June 2006, crossed into Israel through an underground tunnel.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; iran; islam; israel; lebanon; terrorism

1 posted on 03/20/2011 11:08:21 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

More and more dangerous with Mubarak’s departure.


2 posted on 03/20/2011 11:14:29 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros

Agreed. This is waht was feared.

As usual, no lapdogs investigate this....


3 posted on 03/20/2011 11:22:33 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Tennessee Nana

How deep ya need it?

4 posted on 03/20/2011 11:23:40 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The cult of Islam shall perish. All their hatred shall fall back upon their own heads.


5 posted on 03/21/2011 12:06:35 AM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: Tennessee Nana
Is this really a real problem?

I would think that with ground penetrating radar, noise and vibration monitoring, that detecting new tunnels should not be that difficult. Perhaps there is just too much territory to cover, but the technology should be there.

If a tunnel is found, it can always have the outside packed with explosives and then destroyed whenever anyone uses it (along with whoever is inside the tunnel). I wonder if the terrorists would complain about their members being killed while in a tunnel trying to sneak into Israel, (probably would complain about anything.)

6 posted on 03/21/2011 12:13:46 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hey, you think the Israelis know about this? Maybe someone should tell them.


7 posted on 03/21/2011 12:32:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Robert357
And, of course, once detected. . . .

Drill a hole and use an extra-large one of these. . . .

Terrorist control. . . .the Rodenator Way !!

8 posted on 03/21/2011 12:52:30 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Tennessee Nana
"Islam, the absurd religion of an immoral beduin, is a decaying corpse that poisons our lives." .... Ataturk ...


9 posted on 03/21/2011 1:50:30 AM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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10 posted on 03/21/2011 4:19:18 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Tennessee Nana

Israel must retake the Philadelphi Route it surrendered to Egypt when Israel gave up Gaza.

11 posted on 03/21/2011 5:45:54 PM PDT by dervish (“They consulted the Arab League and the UN. They did not consult the United States Congress")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Israel must retake the Philadelphi Route it surrendered to Egypt when Israel gave up Gaza.

12 posted on 03/21/2011 5:46:02 PM PDT by dervish (“They consulted the Arab League and the UN. They did not consult the United States Congress")
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To: Robert357
I wonder if the terrorists would complain about their members being killed while in a tunnel trying to sneak into Israel, (probably would complain about anything.)

They'll just make children do the digging, then dig them back out and lay the bodies around.

13 posted on 03/21/2011 5:50:01 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: philman_36
http://twocatsstanding.com/gallery/images/gallery/large/icf-rebar.jpg

Interesting construction. Looks relatively bomb resistant. However, it doesn't look "gravel-and-concrete" resistant.

14 posted on 03/21/2011 6:01:02 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: meyer

Picture’s at the link - I forgot to put the image tags on it.


15 posted on 03/21/2011 6:03:13 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: meyer
However, it doesn't look "gravel-and-concrete" resistant.
It's a concrete form. You pour the concrete into the form.
Concrete is gravel, sand and cement.
16 posted on 03/22/2011 12:10:05 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Milagros
Totally emboldened and yes, with Mubarak's departure; and as bad, Obama's Presidency. All too pathetic and so very threatening to Israel's core existance. Hope they fight back - harder and do not let the tunnels 'happen'.
17 posted on 03/22/2011 5:51:00 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: philman_36
It's a concrete form. You pour the concrete into the form.
Concrete is gravel, sand and cement.

Dang it - last night, it looked like entrance walls to a tunnel with lots of supporting structure between them. :-)

I guess I know why it looked inviting to cement and gravel - because it's made for that.

18 posted on 03/22/2011 6:24:52 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: philman_36
It's a concrete form. You pour the concrete into the form.
Concrete is gravel, sand and cement.

Dang it - last night, it looked like entrance walls to a tunnel with lots of supporting structure between them. :-)

I guess I know why it looked inviting to cement and gravel - because it's made for that.

19 posted on 03/22/2011 6:25:10 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: philman_36

———Concrete is gravel, sand and cement———

And water.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 6:28:36 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert
And water.
Too true. I figured some things would be obvious and self evident.
..."pour the wet concrete in"...would have fixed that.
21 posted on 03/22/2011 8:14:08 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: meyer
I guess I know why it looked inviting to cement and gravel - because it's made for that.
And now you know why I said...How deep ya need it?
22 posted on 03/22/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

thanks Tennessee Nana.


23 posted on 03/22/2011 6:00:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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