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Israel has begun flooding the Gaza tunnels

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Israeli soldiers inspect a tunnel that runs under the Gaza Strip. Ronen Swolun / Reuters

According to US media, the operation began last month and could take weeks. The flood appears to be limited for now while Israel evaluates the effectiveness of this strategy.

The Israeli military announced on Tuesday, December 12 that it had begun pumping seawater into a Hamas tunnel under Gaza. The Wall Street JournalCiting “US Officials Explain Israeli Military Actions”. According to the article, the operation began last month and could take weeks. ABC published an article confirming the reports, but Israel said the flood appears to be limited for now as it assesses the strategy’s effectiveness. Environmental experts have warned that such a decision would have long-term consequences, particularly in the Gaza Strip, affecting groundwater and thus the public’s drinking water supply.

The tunnels were flooded. I’m not on the lip… ok. There are claims that there are no hostages in any of these mines…”

US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden blushed when asked about the information by a reporter during a press conference in Washington on Tuesday. “Regarding the flooding of tunnels. I’m not on the lip… ok. There are claims that there are no hostages in any of these mines. But I don’t know for sure.” Before adding: “However, I know that the death of every civilian is an absolute tragedy, and Israel has declared its intention to translate its words into action, as I said.”

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