Deputy commander of Gaza region during op says Israel should have hit tunnels sooner

Israel should have acted sooner to target cross-border tunnels from Gaza, said a retired IDF major general who has been serving as the deputy commander of the southern region during Operation Protective Edge.

Yom-Tov Samia, who during his active duty served as commander of the southern region, told Channel 2’s Meet the Press Saturday that “The tunnels should have been taken care of before the operation.

“The political echelon should have enabled the IDF to take care of the tunnels on a regular basis, on the other side of the border as well, and initiate a preventative operation against the tunnels, regardless of rocket fire and the kidnapping and killing of the three youths.”

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