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Tags: ML | Israel | Hamas

Israeli Official: Gaza Underground Wall to be Done in Months

Sunday, 25 September 2016 08:22 AM

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military official says a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be completed in a matter of months.

The Southern Command official said Sunday that the structure will include a wall deep below the ground as well as flooding parts of the roughly 60-kilometer (40-mile) border.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity under military briefing regulations, says the goal is to turn Hamas' underground network into a "death trap."

During a 2014 war, Hamas militants managed on several occasions to make their way into Israel through a tunnel network.

Israel destroyed some 32 tunnels during that conflict. The official says the military is investing great efforts to stop the threat.

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A senior Israeli military official says a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be completed in a matter of months.The Southern Command official said Sunday that the structure will include a wall deep below the...
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2016-22-25
Sunday, 25 September 2016 08:22 AM
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