IDF Officer Says New Hamas Spy Balloons Have ‘Alarming Capability’

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hamas-balloonAs Israel Defense Forces work to close the terror tunnels dug by Gaza-based Hamas, the Islamist party has resorted to using reconnaissance balloons to spy on Israel, even posting photos of them aloft onto the Hamas Facebook page.

In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, a senior IDF officer in the Southern Command said that Hamas has resolved to gather intelligence deep inside Israel, and not just on the border. To this end, the officer said, Hamas has also erected a line of poles to which they’ve attached balloons filled with helium and mounted with cameras.

The officer said that the observation balloons have alarming capability to collect intelligence on military and civilian movements in Israel. He said the IDF sees Hamas trying to expand its reconnaissance abilities to strengthen its offensive capacity, based on building its rocket arsenal and digging tunnels into Israel.

The officer said that Israel recently allowed a large shipment of helium gas into Gaza for civilian use, the transfer of which may be rescinded if the intended use is to fuel more spy balloons.

ALGEMEINER JOURNAL

{Matzav.com Israel}

3 COMMENTS

  1. OH MY GOSH

    ISRAEL STILL PROVIDES THEM WITH ELECTRICITY, HELIUM, CONSTRUCTION GOODS

    STOPPPPPP. GOSH

    This is what upsets me. Then they complain “There spying on us” DUDES; You guys gave it to them!

    STOP FEEDING HUNGRY LIONS! THEY WILL JUST BITE AT SOMETIME!

  2. #2: Actually a single shot will not bring down a balloon since they have ballonades (look it up).

    The best way to stop this is to ban helium from the PA.

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