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Slide Show: Destroying tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists
In the past few days the IDF (Israel's army) has been destroying tunnels used by Palestinian mass murderers from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades.
Israeli soldiers explore a tunnel, found covered in concrete under a home, which was used by Palestinian arms smugglers between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, in Rafah, Gaza, Saturday May 22, 2004.
These tunnels originate in Egypt and go under the border, coming up inside the Palestinian territories in the Gaza strip. The tunnels end up inside residential areas in regular homes and are then used to smuggle arms and bombs. Palestinain terrorists then use these arms to massacre innocent Israeli women and children (see the "Palestinian Terrorism" category for examples).
Israel has learned from the U.S. and has this time allowed "embedded" journalists to join Israeli troups as they find the rat tunnels and destroy them. The BBC, which is typically very anti-Israel, has published a fairly balanced slide-show, showing pictures related to the desctruction of the Palestinian tunnels.
I copt the pictures from the slide-show below. Found this on AndrewSullivan.com.
In pictures: Searching for Gaza's tunnels
Introduction: The Israeli Army is attempting to destroy a series of tunnels in southern Gaza that are used for smuggling arms into the strip from Egypt. A photographer accompanied Israeli soldiers on a recent mission into southern Gaza. This is his record for BBC News Online of what he saw.
On the right and bottom of the picture is Egyptian territory. In the background are parts of Rafah city and the refugee camp. The tall buildings on the skyline are in Khan Younis.
Photographs by Nadav Neuhaus, France Reportage. Text based on an interview with the photographer
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