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Israel Pumps Seawater into Tunnels to Flood Besieged Gaza Strip

The Israeli regime begins a flooding campaign unleashing seawater from the Mediterranean into tunnels under the besieged Gaza Strip. 

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) reportedly fitted five massive water pumps near Al-Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza City last month, aiming to flood the tunnels by allowing thousands of cubic meters of water per hour into them.

“We are not sure how successful pumping will be since nobody knows the details of the tunnels and the ground around them,” a source told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s impossible to know if that will be effective because we don’t know how seawater will drain in tunnels no one has been in before.”

US officials were repeatedly made aware of the Occupation Forces’ plan as it primarily endangers civilians and hostages. The government had initially said they were not sure how close the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was to implementing it.

Critics say that the tunnels have intermittent doors inside the network and cannot be flushed down simply by sea water. The Hannibal directive also allows the Israeli regime to kill its own civilians while the Resistance Forces keep them alive. 

The Apartheid state has now killed over 16,900 Palestinians, 6,150 of whom were children, and 4,000 of whom were women. 

Over 41,000 have been injured and at least 8090 are still under the rubble of their homes, flattened by Israeli airstrikes.

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