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Israeli air strikes on Hamas underground tunnel system destroyed up to 15 km in length

Israeli air strikes on Hamas underground tunnel system destroyed up to 15 km in length

Local people walk the streets after air strikes during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on May 15, local time.

May 17 2021 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) information service said Israeli forces carried out a third round of strikes on Hamas’ “subway” tunnel system in the Gaza Strip, destroying 15 kilometers of underground facilities in the north.

“The IDF carried out a third round of strikes against the Hamas ‘subway’ tunnel system in northern Gaza,” the Israeli military source said. During the operation, 54 Israeli Air Force fighter jets destroyed 35 targets and 15 kilometres of tunnel systems. ”

Sources said the strike was part of a massive operation by Israeli forces against Hamas’s underground infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, the Israeli Air Force said in a statement on Twitter that it had attacked nine houses in the Gaza Strip belonging to senior Hamas commanders.

In recent days, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has continued to escalate. Israeli bombardments of the Gaza Strip killed 192 Palestinians, including 58 children and more than 30 women, and injured more than 1,200 others. On the Israeli side, 10 people were killed, about 50 seriously injured and hundreds more injured.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency public meeting on the 16th, the first public discussion of recent Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

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