Israel to ‘destroy all Gaza tunnels’

Israel to ‘destroy all Gaza tunnels’

Israel to ‘destroy all Gaza tunnels’

Written by Bella Dalima

31 Jul, 2014 | 3:44 pm

Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until all the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Speaking ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said Israel was determined to destroy the tunnels – used to attack troops and towns – “with or without a ceasefire”.

Earlier Israel called up 16,000 reservists, bringing the total mobilised so far to 86,000.

Some 425,000 people in Gaza have been displaced by fighting, the UN says.

The UN says it is sheltering 225,178 Palestinians in 86 shelters across Gaza, with 200,000 more thought to be sheltering with friends or family.

The total number displaced amounts to 25% of all of Gaza’s 1.7 million inhabitants.



Source: BBC

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