The types of terrorist tunnels the IDF uncovered and destroyed leading from Gaza into Israel do not exist in the West Bank because Israel is present there and can thwart their construction in real time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Netanyahu, in a briefing to Israeli diplomatic reporters, said that when Israel receives any intelligence information about the possibility of burrowing tunnels from the West Bank, it can act at once. This is one of Israel’s considerations regarding any future agreement with the Palestinians, he said.
The West Bank border is hundreds of kilometers, he noted, adding that there is a real possibility of thousands of tunnels burrowing into Israel. “For that reason, I demand freedom of action,” he said.