Israel-Hamas “Wired Telephone Network in Tunnels”: The Trick Behind the Attack

A communication network using wired telephones integrated into the network of tunnels under Gaza. This would be – according to intelligence sources cited by CNN – the strategy used by a “small Hamas cell” to plan “over a period of two years” the attack on Israel on October 7th. The telephone lines in the tunnels – explains 007 – allowed the militiamen to communicate in secret, without being able to be tracked by Israeli intelligence officials. Only landlines and “in-person” planning meetings, without ever using computers or cell phones, whose signals can be easily tracked. “Old-fashioned” methods, but which made it possible to escape intelligence control and penetrate enemy territory, triggering a new war.

The intelligence document offers new insights into why Israel and the United States were caught off guard by the Hamas attack, which saw at least 1,500 fighters cross the border into Israel in an operation that killed at least 1,400 Israelis. The tunnels constitute a vast labyrinth used to store rockets and ammunition, as well as providing militants with a way to move around without being noticed. “There wasn’t much discussion, exchange and coordination outside the underground area,” said one of the 007 sources.

The small covert cell waited until just before the attack was launched to prepare a larger group of surface fighters to carry out the specific operation. Although the commanders and fighters of the ground units were trained for many months and maintained in a state of general readiness, they were informed of the specific plans only in the days before the operation. “Old-fashioned” methods, but which made it possible to escape intelligence control and penetrate enemy territory, triggering a new war.

Source: IL Tempo

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