Defense Minister Ya'alon: No Gaza tunnels under Israeli homes

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 1, 2016 09:25

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Monday pledged that no underground tunnels from the Gaza Strip have so far been located in Israeli territory, despite recent complaints by residents in southern Israeli communities near the Gaza border of hearing construction noises under their homes.

In an interview with Israel Radio on Monday morning, Ya'alon said that security forces were checking every report by residents in the Gaza periphery.

The defense minister also blasted opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) for charging the government of inaction on continued reconstruction of the Palestinian tunnel network destroyed by Israel during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

"It's also possible to strike the hundred thousand rockets that Hezbollah has or Iran's hundreds of missiles, however judgement and responsibility must be exercised," Israel Radio quoted Ya'alon as saying in response to Herzog's call for action.


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