“The IDF learned that Islamic Jihad commanders wanted the terrorists to use the tunnel, but the terrorists in the field were too scared”

JERUSALEM POST
Islamic Jihad wanted to infiltrate Israel through tunnels in Breaking Dawn
Walla
August 18, 2022

The Islamic Jihad was preparing to carry out operations that included infiltrating into Israeli territory during Operation Breaking Dawn which led to a high level of preparedness in the south and intelligence communities. During the operation, the IDF marked Islamic Jihad activity around one of its known tunnels, and the security forces expected that it was being prepared for use. According to Walla, while the commanders of the Islamic Jihad intended for an operation to be carried out, the terrorists in the field refused to enter the tunnels. The IDF presumes that the terrorist organizations in Gaza are wary of using the tunnels because of Operation Guardian of the Walls in May last year when the IDF showed that it was able to directly hit tunnels that were dug at a depth of 20-30 meters while there are terrorists in them. READ MORE

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