IDF destroys Hamas tunnel network underneath Gaza beach resort

Tel Aviv: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they uncovered and destroyed a Hamas tunnel network built underneath a beach resort in Gaza.

In a post on X late Friday night, the military said: “IDF troops operated at a Hamas terrorist quarters under the Blue Beach Hotel by the beach in northern Gaza, using a range of methods and destroyed the infrastructure earlier this week.

“Hamas terrorists exploited the hotel, from where they planned and executed attacks both above and below ground. Many weapons were found under the hotel, including AK-47 assault rifles, explosives and drones.

“During the course of combat, dozens of Hamas terrorists entrenched in the hotel fired anti-tank missiles at IDF forces, who returned fire. During the forces’ operations in the hotel’s area, the soldiers encountered and eliminated terrorists.”

In a statement, the IDF said the troops that uncovered seven shafts leading to the tunnels was a combat team of the 14th Brigade, operating under the 162nd Division.

“IDF soldiers conducted an in-depth investigation of the shafts for several days and have now destroyed the entire infrastructure,” it added.

The military also claimed that Hamas militants had used the hotel as a shelter and many terrorists were neutralised during the operation carried out on Friday.

In December 2023, the IDF announced that it had uncovered the largest underground Hamas tunnel system in Gaza.

The system splits into branches of tunnels, spans over more than 4 km and reaches 400 metres from the Erez crossing, a passageway between Gaza and Israel.

In 2021, Hamas had claimed build 500 km worth of tunnels under Gaza, though it is unclear if that figure was accurate or posturing.

IANS

INLD’s unit chief, ex-MLA Rathee shot dead in Haryana’s Jhajjar

Chandigarh: The Indian National Lok Dal's Haryana unit President and former legislator Nafe Singh Rathee was shot dead in an attack by unidentified assailants in the state's Jhajjar district on...

Tripura tribal party to blockade state’s lifeline on Feb 28 over ‘Greater Tipraland’ demand

Agartala: Tripura's main opposition party, the Tipra Motha Party (TMP), will block the National Highway 8, the state's lifeline, on February 28 in protest against the Central government's "procrastination" in...

PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Rajkot, throws open India’s longest cable-stayed bridge in Gujarat

Rajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility here in Gujarat. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was present at the inauguration ceremony....

Four MLAs from Congress, NPP join ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: Just ahead of assembly polls, four sitting MLAs – two from the opposition Congress and two from National People's Party (NPP) – on Sunday joined the ruling BJP in...

Akhilesh joins Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Agra

Agra (UP): In a display of unity among INDIA members, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, on Sunday, joined the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi in Agra. The...

Celebrate the contribution of women power, says PM Modi in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 110th episode of his radio talk show 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday said the International Women's Day, which is to be celebrated...

Suspected IED blast kills student in Manipur, another injured

Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) A 24-year-old student was killed while another student was seriously injured in a blast near the DM University complex in Imphal late on Friday night, the...

Indian Consulate ‘strongly’ raises Jaahnavi Kandula’s case with US authorities

Seattle: The Indian consulate in Seattle said that it has "strongly" raised the issue of Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula's killing in the US with the city police and the case...

Vladimir Putin’s war not only threatens Ukraine but also US: Antony Blinken

Washington: US Secretary of state department Antony Blinken has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's war not only threatens Ukraine but also Washington, NATO allies and free open international trade....

AAP withdraws from LS polls in Goa, supports Congress

Panaji: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday declared support to Congress for both of the Lok Sabha seats in Goa, after a seat-sharing agreement reached between them.The AAP, which had...

Marathas launch ‘road-blocks’ in Jalna, Solapur, other parts of Maha

Jalna (Maharashtra): The Shivba Sanghatana chief Manoj Jarange-Patil intensified the ongoing agitation for Maratha quotas by staging road blocks in parts of Jalna, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Solapur and other parts of...

Gujarat: AAP, Cong reach seat-sharing deal; Ahmed Patel’s son misses out on Bharuch

Gandhinagar: Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have reached a seat-sharing agreement ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, causing a stir in Gujarat, especially over the contentious Bharuch seat....

Read Previous

Sharpshooter of Lawrence Bishnoi-Kala Rana syndicate arrested in Delhi

Read Next

Uber expands flexible pricing service to more tier 2, 3 cities in India

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com