Israel is considering flooding Hamas’ underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip. The plan was revealed by the Wall Street Journal, according to which the Jewish State set up a system of large bombs that it could use to flood the vast network of Palestinian terrorist tunnels with seawater. It’s a tactic that could destroy tunnels and drive fighters from their underground shelters, but also threaten Gaza’s water supply, some US officials note.
The Israel Defense Forces finished assembling large seawater pumps about a mile north of the Al-Shati refugee camp in mid-month, the WSJ reported. Each of at least five pumps can extract water from the Mediterranean Sea and move thousands of cubic meters of water per hour into the tunnels, flooding them within weeks. Israel has informed the United States, which is working on this option and studying the feasibility of the plan and environmental factors. Among Washington’s concerns, according to the investigation, is the potential damage to Gaza’s aquifer and soil if seawater and dangerous substances present in the tunnels penetrate them. In fact, it has not yet been decided whether or not the plan will be implemented.
Source: IL Tempo
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