Skip to comments.Residents of Israelís North: We Hear the Sounds of Tunnels Being Dug Under Our Feet
Posted on 08/03/2014 5:37:04 AM PDT by SJackson
Fighting between the IDF and Hamas in Gaza and along the Gaza Strip border is also affecting Israels northern front, with regional council heads and residents in communities expressing fear that Lebanon based terror group Hezbollah is copying a Hamas tactic and digging terror tunnels in the North.
According to Israeli news website Walla!, Kiryat Shmona Mayor Nissim Malka sent a letter on Wednesday to Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon asking him to examine the issue as soon as the violence in the south subsides.
Malka wrote that residents have complained of hearing noises coming from under the ground. I have heard these complaints several times, but yesterday, when I came back from a tour of the Gaza border communities, I understood.
Malka wrote that if this is what they did in the South, I am certain [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah is not sitting idly and giving out candy.
It must be noted, as defense officials indeed have, that the situation on Israels southern Gaza border is significantly different from its northern border with Hezbollah.
The ground in the Gaza Strip and around it is a type of sandy earth that can be dug through with relative ease, and the security zone beyond the border fence is narrow. The earth in Israels north is much rockier and harder to break through, and the demilitarized border zone is much deeper. Nevertheless, Hezbollah operatives sometimes come right up to the fence, as they did in a 2006 attack to capture two IDF soldiers which was Israels casus belli for launching the Second Lebanon War.
What is similar to the situation in Gaza is the proximity of some communities to the border fence: some of the smaller communities are only a few dozen meters away from the border.
Head of the Mevoot Hermon Regional Council Benny Ben Muvhar echoed Malka. There is fear of terror tunnels being dug from Lebanon into Israel. Many residents in communities near the fence claim they hear digging sounds right under their feet in their bedrooms.
Ben Muvhar emphasized that residents have not been psychologically affected by the talk of tunnels in the current war since they started complaining of hearing sounds as long as three years ago. I think that after the IDF completes its mission in the South its next goal should be to come here and ascertain whether the fear voiced by the residents is justified.
The IDF found the opening of a tunnel and weapons caches during the 2006 war, just several hundred meters from one of the communities. However it was not a tunnel leading into Israel and the military has of yet not found a single terror tunnel leading from Lebanon into Israels territory.
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I was actually quite surprised that the Israeli’s didn’t know of these tunnels. Or maybe they knew about some, but not most. Crush all the tunnels!
Which might be why the efforts of those who are breaking through it can be heard on the surface.
Use sound equipment to locate tunnels. Drill into them. Fill with a gaseous fuel-air mix. Detonate the jihadists back to hell whence they came. Repeat as often as needed.
It would BE GREAT to relocate some of those terrorists to the Northeast. They badly need more tunnels between New York City and New Jersey, and these guys seem to get a LOT MORE done, a LOT FASTER, than the unions boys up there.
“We Hear the Sounds of Tunnels Being Dug Under Our Feet”
Sounds like Heinlein’s Starship Troopers and their fight with the Bugs.
Israel TOTALLY missed the boat on the Gaza tunnels. They were being WARNED for years that it was going on. The had options, like putting up sensors and find them on the Israel side as they were being built.
...now they find it’s much harder to find tunnels AFTER they are built and many soldiers have lost their lives because of it. It was MAJOR SCREW-UP for them, but hopefully they’ll come out of it intact. Now, hopefully, they take their northern border a bit more seriously.
When Hamas is responsible for this, why is there no international outrage? Why aren’t the media and heads of countries demanding answers as to why there are tunnels? Why is everyone turning a blind eye to the evil of Hamas and worse yet trying to blame Israel for it? Is Hamas the Muslim form of Ebola?
“Which might be why the efforts of those who are breaking through it can be heard on the surface. “
My first thought too. Ground DOES NOT just tremble 24/7 in quiet seismic zones - it sure WOULD BE NICE if the government there starts to LISTEN to the people that live there.
A couple of guys can drill a 70 meter water well in a weekend. That and a couple of pounds of C4 should be a pretty easy solution when one can hear of feel the tunnel being dug.
Set up a network of seismographs. Identify tunnel. Drill hole.
Deposit explosives. Repeat as needed...
I think many deeply buried sensors at the borders could pick up tunnel noises and triangulate them. Submarines have very sensitive sound detectors. You monitor these sensors and pick up tunneling sounds better at night
Something like this ..... but on a human-size 'rat' scale:
Well, I’m sure Israel has more than enough lazy politicians who ignore complaints from its citizens. No society is perfect.
If nothing else, Bubba would drill down into the tunnel. Then run a garden hose down and attach it to an old p/u truck. Problem solved. For that particular tunnel.
Correct! The best time to find and destroy tunnels is while they are being excavated and give up more noises and vibrations. Israel should have a policy of destroying all houses and buildings that are used as tunneling sites and tunnel entrance sites. Suspected sites should have many aerial photos taken to detect the carting off of dirt produced by excavation
This is all the legacy of the traitor Yitzhak Rabin. NONE of this would be happening had he not brought Yasser Arafat back from the dead and turn him from a rogue terrorist into a statesman. May Rabin’s name and memory be erased.
I like it!
My father has one of these for prairie dogs on his ranch. Oh yea.. The concussion from the explosion does the trick!
A good place to store mustard gas......
I’m also surprised that Israel hasn’t come up with some kind of tunnel detection system. Something that would listen for digging underground. Bet they will now.
Methane would work quite nicely, undetectable unless you're looking for it and without signature. That thought pleases me.
Seriously asking this? Because Jews are HATED worldwide, and always have been. The U.S. is among a mere handful of Israel's allies. The world hates Israel so much, that it actually considers it just to create a 23rd Arab state by vivisecting the ONLY Jewish state. This is why Rabin and Peres' treachery was SO devastating. THEY made it possible for the phony "PAlestinian" narrative to gain credence.
We need one here .... groundhogs under the barns!
Must have caught that mole on the surface after flushing it
out with a water hose because that dog is way to clean to
have just dug it out. Or was he so filthy you had to clean
him up for the pic?
Something that would listen for digging underground.
They did, the
Residents of Israels North
HeHe, just kidding.
They should be able to focus in on the tunnels, drill a hole and drop some rotting pig meat down there. Problem solved.
“Because Jews are HATED worldwide, and always have been.”
Why? I ask all the time but I never get a good answer.
I have my theories from the little I know from history and
my own personal experiences with them but nothing on the
level of hatred to the point of wiping them out. I know to
be very wary when doing business with them and like muslims
they always want to wheel and deal after the work is done
and it’s time to get paid, no matter what was negotiated
beforehand. That’s it. That’s all I Have. Otherwise, to me,
they are no different than say mormans.
“They should be able to focus in on the tunnels, drill a hole and drop some rotting pig meat down there. Problem solved”
Drill a small hole where they are and cave the tunnel in
behind them. Drop a mike down the small hole an broadcast the
death throws of the starving minors over the palestinian
I think the tunnels are too deep for ground penetrating radar, but it seems that some sort of sound/seismic technique, inspired by developments in oil prospecting, might be possible.
“I was actually quite surprised that the Israelis didnt know of these tunnels. Or maybe they knew about some, but not most. Crush all the tunnels!”
Or, they know about them and by denying knowledge of them can gather intelligence and use it as a basis for taking out Hamas.
Use a mixture of oxygen and acetylene and you would have the Jewish version of a potato gun.
Your tax dollars paid for them...Obama just sent $47 million more.
Nope. He dug it out but he’s an efficient hunter. After about 2 minutes of stalking he zeroed in and dug it out in under 10 seconds. He only leaves a hole about 2 inches in diameter.
They used to place bets on how many rats a Jack Russell could kill in a set period of time.
“they?” “them?” Are you f’ing kidding me? ALL Jews do X? BS - ANY sufficiently large group has good and bad people! Are some worth of be careful about, or do some cheat on business deals? Absolutely...and the same thing applies to Christians, Moslems, Hindus and everyone else on the planet. Similarly, some in each of the groups that I mentioned are quitehhonest and decent and would never engage in unethical dealings.
You want to know why some people hate Jews? It is prejudice, which is another word for wilful ignorance. For example #1, take a look in the mirror.
That looks like a lot of fun...I want one...bet a larger version would work on the tunnels from Mexico to here too!
.... bet a larger version would work on the tunnels from Mexico to here too!
I had not even thought of that .... I like it!
Nitrogen. Fuel air needs a good mix and can be smelled. Flood it with nitrogen faster than they can purge it and they all die in the tunnels. Retrieve the bodies and give them to Mossad for identification and intelligence gatherings.
Because they’re Jews and inbred islamists aren’t.
It makes me wonder why would Hamas and Hezborah even dare try to attack Israel KNOWING how strong the IDF is?
Nancy Pelosi will probably defend Hamas says the tunnels are for peaceful reasons. Probably Hamas just wants to recreate the caves of France; and paint artwork on the walls. Yeah that’s the ticket!
Have to be a little careful about detonating concrete lined tamped underground structures.
The tactic is the original mine warfare from WWI.
CF: George Gilder, “The Israel Test”.
One possibility explained in great detail:
The orcs are trying to get in.
Doesn’t Israel ever need to do some underground nuclear testing, like we did in Nevada? How about a few tests along the border?