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Residents of Israelís North: We Hear the Sounds of Tunnels Being Dug Under Our Feet
Algemeiner ^ | 8-1-14

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 Israel’s 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 Ya’alon 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 Israel’s 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 Israel’s 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 Israel’s 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 Mevo’ot 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 Israel’s territory.


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1 posted on 08/03/2014 5:37:04 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 08/03/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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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!


3 posted on 08/03/2014 5:40:39 AM PDT by lee martell
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The earth in Israel’s north is much rockier and harder to break through...

Which might be why the efforts of those who are breaking through it can be heard on the surface.

4 posted on 08/03/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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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.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 5:46:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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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.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 5:49:03 AM PDT by BobL
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“We Hear the Sounds of Tunnels Being Dug Under Our Feet”


Sounds like Heinlein’s Starship Troopers and their fight with the Bugs.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 5:49:27 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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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.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 5:51:27 AM PDT by BobL
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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?


9 posted on 08/03/2014 5:51:32 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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“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.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT by BobL
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11 posted on 08/03/2014 5:53:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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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.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT by anton
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Set up a network of seismographs. Identify tunnel. Drill hole.
Deposit explosives. Repeat as needed...


13 posted on 08/03/2014 6:00:49 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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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


14 posted on 08/03/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Travis McGee
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. ************************************************

Something like this ..... but on a human-size 'rat' scale:

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15 posted on 08/03/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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Well, I’m sure Israel has more than enough lazy politicians who ignore complaints from its citizens. No society is perfect.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 6:09:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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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.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 6:10:48 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: BobL

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


18 posted on 08/03/2014 6:11:32 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SJackson

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.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 6:14:04 AM PDT by montag813
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I'm trying to convince the Israelis to adopt my pooch as their mascot. He hates tunnel diggers.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 6:14:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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