The Tunnel War

The IDF Military Spokesperson Unit announced that the Israel Defense Forces have uncovered thirteen tunnels with thirty-four access points to them across the Gaza Strip. To perhaps put a finer point on that, reliable civilian news outlets have stated that the IDF has uncovered and controls a dozen tunnels which lead under the border from Gaza straight into Israeli territory, directly threatening Israeli civilian communities within Israel’s pre-1967, internationally recognized borders. Just so there’s no confusion here, we’re not talking about “Occupied or Disputed territories.” Nor are we talking about smuggling tunnels. The tunnels have been burrowed from Gaza, underneath the internationally recognized border of the State of Israel, and have exit points that put them in close proximity to civilian communities. As has been widely reported in the international press, Hamas has three types of tunnels. One type is used for smuggling everything from...(Read Full Post)