Why Are Terror Groups Tunneling Under All of Gaza?

June 9, 2013 16:08

Worth reading: Gaza terror groups are tunneling under the entire strip, not just the Egyptian border. The new tunnels serve a variety of military uses. According to YNet, landowners have no say about what goes on underneath their property. Call it collateral damage waiting to happen. You know who’s going to get blamed for all the damage to private property in the next war:

A Hamas Terrorist Rocket fired from a densely populated Gaza neighborhood
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A Hamas Terrorist Rocket fired from a densely populated Gaza neighborhood

The tunnels serve several purposes: As hiding places for terrorists, as storage locations for weapons and basic supplies, and as a place for long stays in times of emergency. They are camouflaged for deception during combat and ready for service in the scenario of an Israeli ground invasion. In recent years, some of the tunnels were converted for use as hidden rocket launchers. When necessary, a window opens and the launcher emerges, returning immediately inside its camouflaged window after shooting . . .

The military factions have agreed that that all of Gaza is legitimate ground for digging of tunnels for military purposes. When a tunnel is dug near the border fence, those responsible for its planning inform the landowner, according to security considerations, emphasizing to him the inherent separations: Everything above ground belongs to the landowner; everything below ground is the responsibility of the military faction.

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