Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin, who formerly served as the head of the Eshkol Regional Council and is a resident of the Gaza border community of Nahal Oz, reacted to the IDF's uncovering of a Hamas tunnel stretching into Israel on Monday, calling on Israel to work to destroy such tunnels, while also advancing a diplomatic initiative on a parallel track.
"This tunnel must be destroyed immediately, we shouldn't wait, we should destroy every tunnel that enters Israel. To destroy every tunnel that we know they have started to build, just as we assassinate terror cells that are set to fire rockets into Israel."
Jelin said that Hamas must be stopped from digging tunnels, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take action. "Mr. Prime Minister, this is your responsibility. We are strong and prepared to take a lot, on one condition: that there will be a diplomatic horizon for the whole region."
"You need to hit them before they come out of the ground, and at the same time to initiate a long-term 'hudna' agreement with the moderate Arab states, the US and Europe," he said, using the Arabic word for truce.