Challenges that IDF faces in destroying Hamas' tunnels

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 30, 2023

'New phase in the war'

Israel Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said that Israel has entered a new phase in the war as IDF sent tanks & other ground forces into Gaza.

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Tunnel challenge

In the past, Israel has also named Gaza Strip's tunnel system as 'Metro' and as per AP, Hamas has a massive underground network in Gaza.

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'500 km of tunnels'

In 2021, Yihyah Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza claimed that they have 500 km of tunnels even though Israel destroyed 100 km of it.

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Not an unknown hurdle

Israel military has known of Gaza tunnels threat since at least 2001 as at that time Hamas h used tunnels to detonate explosives under Israeli border.

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Israeli strategy

Israeli military destroys these tunnels though remote-controlled robots. They go inside with masks, oxygen and other things

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