Arrested Hamas operative provides Israel with intelligence on terror tunnels



A terror tunnel in the Eshkol region in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, pictured May 5, 2016. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to A Hamas operative arrested by security forces after crossing the Gaza Strip border into Israel has provided the Israeli defense establishment with valuable intelligence on the Palestinian group's grid of cross-border attack tunnels, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Wednesday.

Bilal Razania, 24, a member of Hamas's Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades "military wing," was arrested Nov. 27. He is the brother of Mustafa Razania, head of Hamas's internal security apparatus.

Razania reportedly provided interrogators with extensive information on Hamas's terror tunnel enterprise, his own operations as a sniper, and various other Hamas and Islamic Jihad operations and operatives. He told interrogators that during Israel's Operation Protective Edge, waged against Hamas in 2014, he relayed messages between his brother and top Hamas officials.

Posted on December 29, 2016 .