Axar.az
UP
19 February 2018


Israel speeds construction of barrier against Hamas tunnels

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Israeli Defense Forces speeded up construction of underground wall on the border with the Gaza Strip to prevent the Hamas movement from digging tunnels into Israel, according to local media.

Axar.az reports citing Sputnik.

Israeli Defense Forces have accelerated its construction of a massive underground wall on the border with the Gaza Strip to prevent the Hamas movement from digging tunnels into Israel, local media reported, citing the head of Israel's Southern Command.

This recent development in the construction initiative comes amid the revelation of intelligence data that suggested Hamas was expanding its underground tunnel network, Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir told the Ynetnews news portal, adding that the barrier was not supposed to impact the tenuous ceasefire with Hamas.

"The barrier against the Gaza Strip will be built even if it means fighting a justified incursion against Hamas," Zamir added, as quoted by the news agency.

The barrier will six meters (20 mile) tall concrete wall extending for dozens of meters into the group and equipped with sensors to record any digging activity, according to the news agency.

A network of secret tunnels used for smuggling and military purposes stretches from the southern and northern tips of the Gaza Strip, which has been under a blockade imposed by Israel since in 2007.

For years, Israel has been attempting to deal with these underground tunnels, which are used by terrorists to penetrate into the Jewish state and stage attacks against civilians. In July 2014, Israel launched a military operation against Hamas in order to destroy the network of tunnels along the Gaza border. The conflicted eventually resulted in a ceasefire agreement.

Date
2017.08.10 / 20:14
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

At least 10 hikers swept away by avalanche in Swiss Alps

Search operation at an-148 plane crash site completed

'Turkey's Syria operation not against Kurds'

Turkish PM: Using Leopard 2 tank in Syria op 'natural'

4 killed, 4 wounded by unidentified shooter in Dagestan - Video

Turkish, Free Syrian Army forces free village in Afrin

Turkey gave the US another chance: FM Cavusoglu

Austria anti-smoking petition to force MPs to debate ban

Afghan governor refuses to step down defying president

Israel detains 6 Palestinian fighters over Lieberman attack

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla