Scanning Borders, Israel Surveys New Reality of Tunnels and Terror

MOUNT HERMON, Golan Heights — Israel’s military commanders are rethinking their concept of border security as they watch the reality of what is happening on the other side changing in front of their eyes.

With new terrorism, violence and chaos engulfing the Middle East, it is clearer than ever to them that nonstate actors with sophisticated weapons and technology have replaced the threat from Arab armies, forcing Israel to weigh differently the advantages of preventive strikes against the risks of setting off the next war.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Several tactical nukes will quickly solve the problem.

    • DMB

      Unfortunately terrorists groups such as Hamas which is centrally located in the Gaza strip neighboring Israel which would also suffer repercussions from a nuclear strike against them from the radiation fall out into Israel.

  • This is the problem the Donald will face with his wall. The narco-terrorist “El Chapo” got his tunnel-building experience from building tunnels under the U.S. border to smuggle narcotics. Different sort of criminal activity but same technology — tunnels.

  • marty_p

    Breaking News – Mohammed in Columbus Ohio rampages in Israeli owned restaurant – he hacked and slashed patrons with a machete – 4 victims hospitalized.
    Guaranteed NOT to make the Toronto Star and Crescent tomorrow.
    The good news – Mohammed got his 72 virgins courtesy of the local police.

    • Dana Garcia

      Columbus has been a Somali dumping zone for a while.

      • BillyHW

        Somali’s contribute nothing to our societies but drug dealing. They need to be rounded up and dropped on Mogadishu from helicopters.

        • mobuyus

          Or just dropped on spooled-up helicopters.

          • BillyHW

            That could work too.

  • Clausewitz

    Find a tunnel, pump in a tanker full of gasoline, light match, problem solved. Reapply when necessary.

  • David

    I have no doubt that the Israelis will come up with the most sophisticated tunnel finding technology.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      They already have, although there is always room for improvement. It appears (since they don’t talk about it) that they are using electronic gear mounted on drones.

  • Dana Garcia

    Tunnels are a pain for sure. Still, that’s a fine-looking fence Bibi has.

    When I visited the AZ border some years back, it was pointed out that the pointy spikes at the top of the fence were aimed inward toward the US so the illegal aliens breaking in would be less likely to hurt themselves.

  • Shebel

    Are the Jews really worried about their ability to manipulate Justin ?
    Sorry—This is serious tunnel talk.