2016-08-03 / Mideast

Hamas digging miles of tunnels every month

Hamas is digging more than six miles of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel each month and some are undetectable, Israeli defense and diplomatic officials said.

Citing a Channel 2 news report quoting unidentified officials, The Times of Israel reported the estimate.

“We have no perfect solution” to the threat, the officials were quoted as telling Channel 2, “and neither does any other country.”

While there have been numerous reports in recent months of ongoing tunnel digging—and of Israel destroying some tunnels—this appeared to be the first public estimate quantifying the threat. (JTA)

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