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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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and why destroying surrounding houses again?..
Posted by: just asking at January 1, 2009 01:32 AM
The Israeli army does not destroy surrounding houses from innocent civilians on purpose.
On the other hand, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad have fired over 10,000 rockets since 2001, specifically targeting Israeli women and children.
Posted by: David Melle at January 1, 2009 11:29 AM
some respect for Palestinian engineering is due. It is no trifle to make tunnels that are up to half a mile long. you need digging machines en laser guidance for horizontal en vertical positioning in the 3D underground environmentnot to mention the rail system to get rid of dug material.Some of the rockets delivered by Iran can be dismantled into 4 pieces, to allow transport through the tunnels.
Posted by: at January 7, 2009 11:14 PM
Israel is the land that G-D gave to the Hebrews to work and care for in HIS NAME, now the G-Dless hoards of The International Human Atheism Cartel are planning Her Destruction.
Posted by: silver_canary at September 26, 2009 08:14 AM
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