The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, this week expressed “alarm” at reports of Hamas efforts to re-arm. He called the terror group’s test-firing of rockets, and its attempts to smuggle in materials for potential weapons use, “dangerous developments.”
Security sources have said recently that Hamas is working to rebuild its tunnel infrastructure as well as rearm its depleted rocket arsenal.
Gazan terrorists used tunnels for several attacks during the summer war, sometimes penetrating deep into Israeli territory. 11 Israeli soldiers died in the tunnel attacks.