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  8/16/2014, Av 20, 5774

Gen. Yom Tov Samia: We Needed to Take Care of the Tunnels Before Protective Edge


Gen. (res.) Yom Tov Samia, former commander of the Southern Command appeared on 'Meet the Press', and said that we should have taken pre-emptive measures in regards to the terror tunnels, independent of Hamas's actions.

"The public is not yet fully aware of the hit Hamas took as a results of our operation. Hamas would agree to things right now that it never would have agreed to in the past - the destruction of their tunnels was a mortal blow," he said.

"The Prime Minister's instructions with regards to the tunnels were clearer than they'd ever been, but this is the first time the IDF was given a full go-ahead, and took care of every tunnel it knew about.  But that it would not be responsible to say that there may not be more," he added.