JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– Hundreds of Hamas terrorists planned to invade Israel through its tunnels on Rosh HaShannah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on September 24, however the terrorist attack was stopped as Hamas' tunnel infrastructure was discovered by Israel Defense forces.
The information comes from captured Hamas prisoners who constructed the tunnel network. Hamas' plan was to "bring Israel to its knees."
The plan was to launch hundreds of Hamas terrorists near six towns throughout the Southern Negev to kill and/or kidnap as many Israeli civilians as possible. The abducted Israelis would be transferred into the Gaza Strip.
The Israel Defense Forces has found at least 30 tunnels, and estimates it will take another 10-14 days to dismantle the tunnel network its discovered so far.
As tunnels are uncovered on a daily basis, an underground Gaza has emerged complicating efforts in dismantling Hamas infrastructure.
"There are two Gazas, one above ground and one below ground: an underground terrorist city," an Israeli spokesman said.
Tunnels stretching over 2.5 kilometers long, and costing an estimated $10 million dollars have been discovered and destroyed by the IDF.
However, U.S. intelligence officials warn that Israel is underestimating the number and extent of the underground tunnel network.
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