Tun­nel block on track

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A se­nior Israeli mil­i­tary of­fi­cial has said a mas­sive un­der­ground bar­rier be­ing built along the Gaza bor­der to de­fend against Ha­mas tun­nels should be com­pleted in a mat­ter of months. The South­ern Com­mand of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day that the struc­ture will in­clude a wall deep be­low the ground as well as flood­ing parts of the roughly 60km bor­der. The of­fi­cial, speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity un­der mil­i­tary brief­ing reg­u­la­tions, said the goal was to turn Ha­mas’ un­der­ground network into a “death trap”. Dur­ing a 2014 war, Ha­mas mil­i­tants man­aged on sev­eral oc­ca­sions to make their way into Is­rael through a tun­nel network. Is­rael de­stroyed 32 tun­nels dur­ing that con­flict. The of­fi­cial said the mil­i­tary is in­vest­ing great ef­forts to stop the threat.

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