Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire."

Netanyahu said on Thursday he will not accept any truce that won't allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which has been used to carry out deadly attacks inside Israel.

Israel launched its air campaign on 8 July to stop unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel. It expanded the operation with a ground offensive on 17 July with the primary purpose of blocking Hamas infiltration attempts through the tunnels.

- AP
Derek Bredenkamp 2014-07-31 12:14:25 PM
Imaginary tunnels are just an excuse for genocide.
Mashai Joannes 2014-07-31 12:19:35 PM
Its amazing that human souls are destroyed and in the process they are compared to tunnels.up to so far more people hv bin slayed and less tunnels destroyed.actually who is netanyahu trying to fool here.not everyone subscribes to the utter rubbish they are advancing in palestine
Sunette Smit 2014-07-31 12:20:25 PM
Ebola is more important news. Stop reporting on these people, they don't care if we all die from Ebola.
Idris Suleman 2014-07-31 12:21:35 PM
......and the Genocide continues, I really didn't know another name for an innocent child is a ""Hamas TunneL""
Ryno Senekal 2014-07-31 12:23:02 PM
Tunnels are there Hamas has to resort to guerrilla tactics! That said, adding 16000 reservist to an already impressive offensive force backed by unrivaled air support! Does seem a bit like genocide?
Ennio Morricone 2014-07-31 12:24:55 PM
The Zionists will pay the price, those children & women you hve murdered so far, you will answer to tht. Yes the illegimate state must be destroyed @ all costs.
Makhulu Zulu 2014-07-31 12:40:14 PM
In the process of destroying tunnels, are you allowed to kill civilians?
Idris Suleman 2014-07-31 12:48:16 PM
Major correction Farakaan, it certainly doesn't say anything like that in the quran. If anyone claims so, then please quote the verse number
Mike 881 2014-07-31 12:51:46 PM
Once the offensive has run its course and the "tunnels" destroyed, won't the tunnels just be rebuilt / dug? Sounds a bit like trying to keep the tide out. Military offensive might win the battle but will certainly not win the war or resolve the long term conflict of the combatants.
Bradly Minnaar 2014-07-31 12:57:29 PM
Do it