Report: Israel Begins Flooding Hamas Tunnels with Seawater
The move, still in its early stages, is one of several techniques Israel is using in its operation to eliminate the Hamas terror group. A spokesperson for Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declined to comment to a renowned American news outlet, saying that “tunnel operations are classified.”
The news outlet’s report quoted US officials as saying that Israel has installed seven industrial pumps and began the process around when it added the last two pumps to the initial five and conducted initial testing. The process is expected to last several weeks, the report added.
US officials have expressed doubts about the effectiveness or feasibility of flooding a complex estimated to include hundreds of kilometers of tunnels, and have pointed out that doing so could damage Gaza’s agriculture and freshwater supply.
Israel is reportedly still examining whether or not flooding the tunnels is a realistic strategy, although Israeli officials have thus far declined to comment on the operation.
On Tuesday evening, December 12, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated that the IDF was locating and destroying Hamas military infrastructure deep underground, as well as killing hundreds of terrorists in the effort. (INN / VFI News)
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