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Israeli forces confirm that it began flooding Hamas tunnels


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The Washington Examiner

Mike Brest
January 31, 2024

The Israeli military publicly acknowledged it has started pumping water into parts of the vast network of tunnels beneath Gaza used by Hamas.

Israeli forces have “implemented new capabilities to neutralize underground terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip by channeling large volumes of water into the tunnels,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Tuesday, their first public acknowledgment of the controversial practice.

Despite Hamas’s use of the tunnels to move freely, store weapons, launch attacks targeting Israel, and keep the hostages, flooding them could have environmental impacts long after the war ends.

*“Israel’s flooding of tunnels with saltwater could have severe adverse human rights impacts, some long term,” the U.N. Human Rights Office said in December. **[“Goods indispensable to civilian survival could also be at risk, as well as widespread, long-term & severe environmental damage. Civilians must be protected.”

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* So is letting Hamas Live.

** You don't suppose EVERYONE in  the Gaza Strip know Exactly What Hamas was doing  and Why?

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