Sunday, March 28, 2010

Israel Destroys Gaza Tunnels

Israeli tanks and bulldozers crossed into Gaza today to destroy tunnels believed to be used in another attempt to capture Israeli soldiers. Two Israeli soldiers died, none captured.

Gaza Tunnel

In the southern Khan Yunis area, Israeli equipment dug large trenches to collapse the tunnels about 500 metres inside Gaza. An unexploded device was found and detonated, and a dead body was discovered.

There is not a lot of information about this operation or the tunnels used to get inside Israel, but it reminded me of one of my most popular posts, How the Gaza Tunnels into Egypt Work. I was stunned at how the tunnels are used. In one instance, a bride traveled through a tunnel from Egypt to marry a man in Gaza. Laptops, money, chemicals, weapons...all of these and more travel through Palestinian tunnels.

Israel has said over and over, stop attacking us, and we will open the borders, but Palestine will make no peace treaties with the people they have vowed to banish from the face of the earth.

Here are some photos. You can read the story here.

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