IDF begins pumping seawater into Hamas tunnels in Gaza -WSJ

Dec 12, 2023 | Read Now, Trending

In 2015, Egypt flooded tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula with seawater.

The IDF has begun pumping seawater into Hamas’ tunnel complex in Gaza, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday citing unnamed US officials, adding that the process would likely take weeks.

Some Biden administration officials have said the process could help destroy the tunnels, where Israel believes the terrorist group is hiding hostages, fighters and munitions, the Journal reported. Other officials have expressed concerns the seawater would endanger Gaza’s fresh water supply, the newspaper reported.

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Unclear how well the flooding method will work

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The process could take weeks and therefore could allow Hamas’s fighters to evacuate, potentially taking the hostages with them. However, it isn’t clear whether Israel would wait until all hostages are returned.

View this JPost report from December 12th