Four Israeli soldiers were killed Monday after encountering Hamas militants emerging from an underground tunnel, wearing Israeli Defense Force (IDF) uniforms.
The Hamas militants fired an RPG at the soldiers’ jeep while they were en route to investigate the infiltration.
Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel via a tunnel from Gaza on Monday.
As the terrorists attempted to return to their tunnel they were eliminated.
Israel National News reported:
The IDF’s initial investigation regarding Hamas’s latest infiltration attempt from Gaza proved shocking Monday, after it revealed that Hamas has been blending into the Israeli side of the border – by replacing their clothing with replicas of IDF uniforms.
The terrorists who attempted to infiltrate an Israeli kibbutz earlier Monday changed their headgear for IDF helmets, according to the report, as well as other similar-looking gear.
As a result, it said, forces on the ground did not recognize for several minutes that the “unit” within sight was actually a terror cell.
The revelation was only uncovered after a commanding officer asked his unit at the scene to identify the other unit, and a second glimpse revealed that they were carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles instead of IDF-issued guns.
The terrorists then opened heavy fire at the IDF soldiers, who eliminated nine terrorists; the remainder fled, likely back to Gaza.
Southern Command Leader, Sammy Tourjeman said during an afternoon press conference that the tunnels are a tangible threat.