Sunday, December 28, 2008

Israeli Airstrikes Now Targeting Hamas Tunnels At Egypt/Gaza Border




Israel's IAF airstrikes are systematically destroying the tunnel system that Hamas utilizes in southern Gaza at the Egyptian border to smuggle in weapons from Egypt in the second day of the operations in Gaza. Here's some of the report from Breitbart:



Palestinian security officials and area residents say Israeli airstrikes are targeting smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border.
The tunnels are a major lifeline for Gaza's Hamas rulers. Israel's military declined comment.
Palestinian security officials reported multiple air strikes in the border area where smugglers have dug dozens of tunnels in recent years.

Now, it is obvious that the Israelis are trying to cut off this method of continuing weapon and bomb material flow into Gaza but I believe there is another strategy happening here. I believe the Israelis are trying to completely cut off this secondary flow of other items like food and oil and that will further isolate Hamas' rule and drag it down - let's face it, if conditions in Gaza deteriorate even further over the next six months, the people of Gaza are going to take things into their own hands and I would guess it is the Israelis' opinion that they might undermine Hamas' control of the strip.

Hopefully, these tunnels have been full of hiding Hamas.



Israeli airstrikes target Gaza smuggling tunnels

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian security officials and area residents say Israeli airstrikes are targeting smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border.
The tunnels are a major lifeline for Gaza's Hamas rulers. Israel's military declined comment.
Palestinian security officials reported multiple air strikes in the border area where smugglers have dug dozens of tunnels in recent years. Weapons and commercial goods are brought in through the passageways.
Gaza has been under Israeli and Egyptian blockade since a violent Hamas takeover in June 2007. The tunnels have helped Hamas stay in power by relieving shortages.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well if any of those asshats were hiding in the tunnels at least there were savings on the funeral expenses. But again I say, not one crumb, not drop of oil, not one bandaid should get in until the Gazans have taken matters into their own hands and make lamppost decorations out of hamas. Well it dont really matter to me who kills hamas as long as then end result is their souls roasting in the fires of hell.

Holger Awakens said...

Shark,

That's the comment of the day!

Excellent.

:Holger Danske

Anonymous said...

The problem is, given the choice of weapons with which to kill Israelis, or food to feed their own children (e.g. death vs. life) the (so-called) Palestinians have demonsrtated time and time again that they will choose death.

"Death to Israel! Death to the West!" How many times have we heard it? The world has become numb to the Muslim threats.

--Jack