Şimal Çınar –TDO- Israel claimed that it developed a technology that enables the detection of underground tunnels. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman vowed to destroy all tunnels in the Gaza Strip within a year as a part of his program on settling the situation in the Gaza Strip. On Sunday, after Israel Defense Forces announced that they destroyed a cross border tunnel, Liberman said “I believe it will even be before this, but the goal is that by the end of 2018, Hamas won’t have a single offensive tunnel”. He declared that this objective has become an essential component of Israel’s security policy.
The tunnels frequently are used to smuggle goods but at times they have been used for attacks on Israel by Palestinian militant groups. According to the tweets of Israel Defense Forces’ official account, Hamas is held responsible for the creation and the use of the so called “terror tunnels”.