A new train line from Ashkelon to Sderot may be vulnerable to missile fire from Gaza.
The train line was built to link the southern city of Sderot to the center of Israel, and all of its stations are fully protected against missile attacks. But new Hamas video footage reveals that Palestinians are monitoring the train line from a vantage point several hundred meters from the border.
An unnamed official involved in the incident told Israel Hayom that Israel recovered the footage after an arrest of a senior Hamas operative.
Following a 2011 attack in which terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at a school bus near the Gaza border, the Israeli army has made sure to remove trees and shrubbery from the area to prevent Hamas from setting up observation posts and firing missiles at vehicles.But the train line, according to the video, is vulnerable to such attacks.