Ya’alon: Israel Looking for New Offensive Tunnels from Gaza


moshe-yaalonHamas has begun work to rebuild its network of defensive underground tunnels, and Israel is watching closely for signs that it is working on new cross-border offensive tunnels as well, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday.

Offensive tunnels are designed to allow Hamas to insert murder squads into Israel to carry out terrorist atrocities and attacks on IDF positions.

Ya’alon also said that the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat Al-Nusra in Syria is not approaching the Israeli border at this time.

“Along our border fence, as of now, there are militias that are linked to the Free Syrian Army. They are not extremist Islamists, and they enjoy our humanitarian assistance. They know, it seems, how to make sure that extremist Islamic elements don’t get to the fence.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}