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Footage shows Hamas trying to extract bodies of its members killed in Gaza tunnel

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli security cameras capture ongoing efforts by the Hamas terror group to exhume a number of its operatives who were killed when the Israel Defense Forces bombed the attack tunnel they were inside near the Gaza border.

The IDF says it destroyed two such passages, which approached the border with Israel but did not cross it. The Israeli military believes that in both cases the terrorist operatives planned to emerge suddenly from the tunnel just before the security fence and attempt to conduct a cross-border raid.

In total, the IDF believes that 18 Hamas operatives were killed in these two tunnels.

Since a ceasefire was declared on Friday morning, excavators and work teams have been seen near the border, pulling the bodies of the terrorist operatives out of the ground.

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