Gen. Eisenkot: Terror tunnels are top IDF priority
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot said Tuesday that the military’s top priority is the elimination of the terror tunnels under construction in the Gaza Strip. “Hamas believes that the ability to secrete operatives in to Israel for terror attacks is a tool of warfare that will make up for its inferior combat capacity against the IDF. Substantial Palestinian assets are therefore being sunk into creating the tunnel system.”
Eisenkot went on to say: “We have launched a major operational, technological, intelligence and engineering project [to foil this threat], and are open to more initiatives and ideas”
He was speaking at a lecture dedicated to former chief of staff the late Gen. Amnon Lipkin at the Hertzliya Interdisciplinary Center.