According to the recently released Protective Edge report, Hamas terror tunnels still remain in Israel. Residents of a kibbutz along Israel’s border with Gaza say that the IDF has been digging over the past few months in search of these terror tunnels within the kibbutz.

Suspected terror tunnels on kibbutz

Suspected terror tunnels on kibbutz Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News

As reported earlier today (Tuesday) by JOL, the Israeli State Comptroller’s report that was released today regarding Operation Protective Edge revealed that despite Israeli security establishment claims following the operation, the terror tunnel threat is still not over. Current reports from Gaza envelope residents support the report’s findings. Merely three months ago, Israeli security officials notified them about suspicions of a terror tunnel leading into their kibbutz.

According to reports, the security officials secretly contacted specific kibbutz residents who live closest to the border and notified them that they would soon see a large number of engineering tools that will be digging near their homes. The officials explained that the digging will be conducted as certain indications led them to believe that a terror tunnel is located inside the kibbutz. The residents stated that after a short period of time, they were told that the threat had been neutralized.

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“The IDF is in constant and direct contact with Gaza envelope residents, the Military Security Coordinators and the mayors and updates them about the many efforts being conducted in the entire area in order to protect their daily routine and the secure feeling in the envelope,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in response to the reports. “Even in the case in question, the residents were updated about the IDF’s efforts in locating evidence in the area as part of the routine operations constantly being conducted along the Gaza strip on the matter. Likewise, the residents were updated that as of now, no abnormal evidence was located.”