The IDF Spokesperson‘s Unit confirmed on Monday that the Southern Command carried out a scheduled detonation aimed at destroying a new terrorist tunnel which was in the process of being built. The tunnel was located near the border fence with Gaza, near the South Gaza city of Khan Yunis.
IDF blows up Gaza attack tunnel, killing 7 Palestinians and wounding 12 inside
Most of the dead are Islamic Jihad members.
With an important proviso:
The explosion took place inside Israeli territory….
“The response to this massacre is to move forward toward the restoration of national unity because the enemy knows that our strength is in our unity and no people under occupation can win if they are not united,” Haniyeh said.
The organization denounced “Criminal Israeli belligerence and considers it a continuation to the Zionists’ policy of aggression and strangulation towards the strip and its residents. This new Israeli aggression serves as testimony to the Israeli enemy’s barbarous and criminal nature, as they continue harming the Palestinian people while some try and present them as friends of the Arabs.”
Senior Palestinian militant says detonated tunnel intended to kidnap Israelis
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant reveals that terror tunnel IDF blew up Monday meant to ‘free (PIJ) prisoners,’ implying it was intended to kidnap Israelis to exchange for imprisoned terrorists; ‘We have the right—blood for blood,’ says militant.
And now to the cherry on the top:
The Qatari Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said the IDF’s destruction of a tunnel leading from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier this week was a crime against the Palestinian people that hampered their legitimate rights.
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