Israeli Air Force jets bombed a land-to-sea terror tunnel used by Hamas naval commandos
Israeli Air Force fighter jets bombed a terror tunnel in northern Gaza in the early hours of last Sunday meant to be used by Hamas’s elite Nukhba naval commandos to secretly go underwater, infiltrate into Israeli territory and perpetrate terror attacks, it was cleared for publication on Sunday.
The strike was part of the IDF’s retaliation to the barrages of rockets and mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip the week before.
The entrance to the tunnel, which was similar in structure to a sewage tunnel, was in a building used as a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip, three kilometers south of the border with Israel.
The tunnel then continued several dozens of meters underground until it reached the shoreline, and from there it continued into the water on until it reached a depth of 2-3 meters. At this depth, Hamas’s divers could go out to sea without being spotted by IDF observers.
Officials in the Israeli Navy believe Hamas’s naval commandos have already started training using this tunnel.