MK Omer Bar Lev (Labor) told fellow members of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the IDF needs to take action against tunnels that Hamas is actively digging into Israeli territory.
"Hamas is digging attack tunnels that breach Israel's sovereignty and action must be taken against them as soon as tonight,” he stressed. “The defense minister and prime minister's indecisiveness harms deterrence against Hamas and Hezbollah, and abandons the residents of the Gaza Belt to their fates.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's “the weak and fawning policy that typifies Netanyahu encourages Hamas and Hezbollah to tighten the rope against us,” he charged.
Bar Lev estimated that it is quite possible that one of the tunnels being dug from Gaza into Israel has already crossed into Israeli territory. He said that if he were defense minister, he would take immediate and urgent action against it.
"There is now a moral justification, and even a moral compulsion, to take proactive action against any tunnel that crosses the fence,” he added.