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Israeli forces destroy around 400 Hamas underground tunnels in Gaza

The Israeli army announced that, since the start of the war on October 7, it has destroyed around 400 underground tunnels of the Islamist Palestinian organization Hamas in Gaza Strip.

Many tunnels were under hospitals, schools and homes, the Israeli armed forces announced today.

According to Israeli information, there is a network of tunnels in the underground of the Gaza Strip, which extends for about 45 kilometers while its range is from 6 to 14 kilometers. The Gaza Strip has a population of approximately 2.2 million people.

Some of the tunnels are reinforced with concrete and electrified. On average they are 2 meters high and 1 meter wide, but some are also large enough for vehicles.

To withstand Israeli airstrikes, some are tens of meters deep. According to Israel, many entrances to these tunnels are in residential buildings or mosques.

The Israeli military says it has discovered a Hamas tunnel on the site of Shifa Hospital, Gaza’s largest. Tthe discovered well leads to a tunnel about 55 meters long and 10 meters deep, the military said over the weekend.

Source: News Beast

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