Did Fatah Inform Israel about Hamas Tunnel?
Arabic-language website awraqq.com has published two documents that it says were sent by Palestinian Authority (PA) intelligence to Israel's intelligence organizations, and which expose the location of two tunnels that terrorists dug from Gaza into Israel.
This information is what made it possible for Israel to prevent the tunnels from being used for terror attacks, according to the website.
According to the report, one tunnel was prepared by the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the Al-Quds Brigades, and the other by the armed wing of Hamas – the Al-Qassam Brigades.
The documents read as follows:
Top Secret Document (1)
Date: April 16, 2013
Subject: Al Quds Brigades have completed the construction work on a strategic tunnel.
According to information that we received, the Al-Quds Brigades have completed [digging] a strategic tunnel that belongs to them.
This tunnel begins at the juice factory owned by the French European company and it passes next to the generators of the Energy Company south of the eastern cemetery (the Cemetery of the Al-Shuhada).
According to the information in our possession, a man named Saker Abed is the supervisor of the work in the tunnel, and the tunnel is considered to be strategic and is intended for future operations in accordance with instructions that will be received from senior elements in the Al Quds Brigades.
The digging operations started at the juice factory because most of the guards there activists of the Al-Quds Brigades, and the previous commander of security at the factory is a man named Shakel Al-Jaabari, and the present commander of security is a man from the Al-Mubich family and is also an active member of the Al Quds Brigades.
Top Secret Document (2)
Date: April 16, 2013
Subject: Al Qassam Brigades preparing for operation of abducting soldiers
According to information in our possession, the Al Qassam Brigades have completed digging a strategic tunnel, work on which began in 2008.
The tunnel begins at the Al-Zana area in eastern Khan Younes and reaches the Israeli border on the military route that is behind the security fence.
At the end of the tunnel is an opening [hatch] that can be lifted with a jack and special batteries.
According to initial information, it is reasonable to assume that the peration will be carried out by causing a military jeep to slide down to the opening of the tunnel and then overtaking its occupants.
The people supervising the tunnel work are: Raed Saad and Muhammad al-Sanwar.
The documents are visible at the awraqq.com website.
Fatah, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is a rival terrorist organization to Hamas. While Fatah and Abbas's PA control parts of Judea and Samaria, Hamas took over Gaza in 2007.