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Video Captures Destruction Of Part Of Hamas Tunnel Network Spanning Over 1.5 Miles

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shared a video Sunday that captured the moment when part of a major Hamas tunnel network spanning over 1.5 miles exploded.

“IDF combat engineering forces destroy over 2.5km of an underground tunnel connecting Hamas terrorists through northern and southern Gaza,” the IDF tweeted alongside the video.

The caption to the video says that this was “the longest terror tunnel” found to date in the northern Gaza Strip. The footage started with an IDF soldier appearing to sprint through a long section of tunnel. The footage then turned to black and white as it showed the overview of the moment when the tunnel network exploded. A vast chain of explosions in a zigzag pattern across two lines in the ground can be seen.

IDF combat engineers and the elite Yahalom unit were responsible for the demolition of this tunnel complex, the IDF said, The Times of Israel reported. Israeli officials have estimated that there are about 350 to 450 miles to Hamas’s underground tunnel complex in the Gaza Strip, an area of 140 square miles, The New York Times reported.

This estimate, given in January, was far higher than a previous figure given out by the IDF, which was about 250 miles of tunnels in the Gaza Strip, according to The Times Of Israel.

The Yahalom unit is a specialized branch of combat engineers who are professionals in sabotage and demolition missions, according to the IDF. “At times, the unit uses robots and many remote controlled devices, without endangering human life,” the IDF says. The unit was established in 1995, according to First Post.

READ 10 COMMENTS
  • manny says:

    This video takes me back to my days with my demolition team blowing up tunnels in Nam. God, how I miss that!

  • andrewp says:

    and that is just 1.5 miles – this is why we need to stop sending any money to UN or their agencies. It was our money that let hamas thrive and build their networks.

  • Barb says:

    This is what must be entirely destroyed. God bless Israel and Netanyahu. This is where all the foreign aid money has gone.

  • John sweet says:

    Just wait those “Cockroaches” are spreading being bussed in or flown in by Biden’s open borders over 730 known terrorist were caught at the border and we all know how porous the borders are already so how many got in?

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