Israel ready to flood Gaza tunnels with seawater

    WORLD  05 December 2023 - 19:09

    The Wall Street Journal has said that the Israeli army is considering the idea of flooding the tunnels of the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip with seawater. To implement the idea, the IDF has already installed the appropriate equipment.

    The article notes that in November, the IDF installed five large water pumps near al-Shati, a refugee camp in Gaza City.

    These pumps are powerful enough to pump thousands of cubic metres of water per hour into Hamas tunnels and flood them in a matter of weeks.

    Although Israel has not yet definitively decided whether it will implement the plan, it has already alerted US officials.

    Reaction in the United States was ambiguous, the article writes. Some officials have expressed concerns - particularly about potential damage to the enclave's aquifer and soil.

    "We're not sure how successful the pumping will be because no one knows the details of the tunnels and the land around them. It's impossible to know if it will be effective because we don't know how seawater will flow in tunnels that no one has ever been in before," the article quoted its source as saying.

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