Israel Destroyed Hamas Tunnels in Rafah

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant held an operational situation assessment at the Gaza border in the Rafah area, announcing increased troop deployment and tunnel destruction.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant visited the headquarters of the IDF’s Division 162, operating in the Rafah area. During his visit, he conducted an operational situation assessment with the Head of the Command, Division Commander, and senior IDF officials.

Following the assessment, Minister Gallant stated, “Additional troops will join the ground operation in Rafah. A number of tunnels in the area have already been destroyed – Hamas’ ‘taps’ [sources] are being shut.”

Minister Gallant praised the troops’ efforts: “I am now in the Rafah area after meeting the Head of the Southern Command, and the Commanders of Division 162, Brigade 84, Brigade 401, and the Fire Brigade. All our troops are working in an extraordinary manner. Hundreds of targets have already been struck, and our forces are maneuvering in the area.

“This operation will continue as additional forces enter the area. Several tunnels have been destroyed by our troops, and more will be destroyed soon. This activity will intensify – Hamas is not an organization that can reorganize, it does not have reserve troops, supply stocks, or the ability to treat the terrorists that we target. The result is that we are wearing Hamas down.”–News Desk