How Hamas’ terror tunnels have changed Israel politically

How Hamas’ terror tunnels have changed Israel politically

While military intelligence knew that Hamas had been digging into Israeli territory for years (though it may not have known how many tunnels there were), most of the public did not. The realization that these were anything but crude excavations, but rather highly professional construction, through which armed terrorists could sprint in groups and even ride motorcycles through Israeli territory in the hopes of conducting major attacks and taking prisoners back into Gaza, has shaken Israeli society to its core. That is why, despite heavy IDF casualties, some 86 percent of Israelis favored pressing the battle rather than agreeing to a ceasefire last week.