The Israel Defense Forces intend to install a new system on the border with Gaza that will provide information and alerts on attempts to dig underground tunnels, according to a Monday-morning report by IDF Radio. It is hoped the system will be in place by the end of the year.
An experiment carried out in recent months in the Kerem Shalom area crowned the technological development as a success. It was at the Kerem Shalom base where a tunnel was used, six years ago, to stage the terror raid that resulted in the abduction of soldier Gilad Shalit and the murder of soldiers Hanan Barak and Pavel Slutzker. IDF sources say that this is a reliable system that is not characterized by false alerts and is expected to give a full response to the tunnels.