In less than six months, the IDF has dealt with seven terror tunnels – six by Hamas and one by Islamic Jihad, Ynet reports.
Four of the tunnels were neutralized by engineering forces after approaching or touching Israeli territory, and the other three were bombed. In addition, the IDF has stepped up construction of an underground obstacle on the Gaza border in several places. The work is carried out six days a week, mostly by workers from Turkey, Romania and Moldova, as well as Israeli Arabs.
A land battery has been erected at every construction site to defend the workers from sniper fire or antitank missiles, and each laborer is required to wear a helmet and a bullet-proof vest at all times. Ynet