Former Israeli military officials expressed their complete rejection of the idea of a ground incursion into Gaza stripThey stressed that the matter is not easy, and will not succeed because “Tunnel city” that you have Islamic resistance movement (Hamas), which gives it a great advantage in fighting.
Chief said Mossad device Former General Danny Yatom said that Gaza is a very difficult place in the fighting, and he advised making every effort to prevent the entry of forces into it and limiting ourselves to bombing tunnels whenever they are found.
Speaking to Israeli Channel 11, Yatom added that there are about 500 kilometers of tunnels in Gaza, stressing that it is an entire underground city.
Yatom said that it is “a multi-level city with very deep levels, because Hamas is digging it daily so that during any war it can move its human forces from one place to another, and suddenly emerge from a tunnel opening to attack the forces.”
Yatom stresses that for this reason the army must destroy the tunnels and take advantage of the capabilities and experiences developed by Israel, instead of getting involved in a war in which it does not have superiority, adding, “We can rely on robots that are operated remotely, but ground forces should never be brought there.”
The same thing was pointed out by General Yossi Lengotsky – the former advisor to the Chief of Staff to combat the tunnel threat – by saying that the tunnels are the most difficult link in the entire war, and if Israel does not succeed in destroying the tunnels including those in them, it will not be able to destroy Hamas, stressing that “this is a fundamental point.” “.
Lengotsky told Hebrew Channel 11, “The story of the tunnels is very complicated, because Hamas has been building this underground city for almost 20 years, in order to be able to hunt us and inflict great losses on us,” adding, “Therefore, we must not enter Gaza, because it is a trap. We only have to destroy the tunnels.” From outside”.
As for the former official in Shin Bet Adi Karmi told Israeli Channel 12 that Israel is fighting in conditions that it has not witnessed since 1948, because a very large number of prisoners are held by Hamas, and this is a very sensitive situation with the families of these prisoners.
Karmi stressed that all analysts and experienced people “do not have sufficient information, and we do not see the efforts being made to find out where they are, and we do not know how Hamas men talk to each other.”
Therefore, Karmi adds, “We must be very careful about giving advice or giving the impression that each one of us knows what should happen.”
Karmi concluded by emphasizing the need for caution in presenting anything, “because the only one who can give the final decision is the one who sees the whole picture, that is, the Prime Minister.” Benjamin Netanyahu And the security apparatus.”