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Gaza – two years ago and now

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Published: 7 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

While Netanyahu is busy bragging to the press, Hamas is building army outposts – Amos Harel – Haaretz 30.07.16
The threat posed by Hamas' Gaza tunnels has recently been a focus of debate among politicians and army brass, as well as bereaved parents still pained by the government's handling of the 2014 war. And there are other current defence and security issues too.
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New underground concrete barrier to encircle Gaza, stop terror tunnels - Udi Etzion - Jewish Business News 03.08.16
The Ministry of Defence has issued closed tenders to build a concrete barrier extending several stories below ground to mitigate the threat of terror tunnels; the barriers will have sensors to detect digging, and will completely encircle Gaza.

Top official in Christian aid group charged with funnelling funds to Hamas
– Gili Cohen – Haaretz 04.08.16
Shin Bet says head of World Vision's Gaza branch transferred funds to Hamas' military wing to build military positions and finance tunnel digging.

Australia suspends World Vision aid after Hamas stole Gaza charity money
– The Jerusalem Post 05.08.16
DFAT suspends further funding to World Vision for programmes in the Palestinian Territories until the investigation is complete.

PM, Defence Minister reject plan to build Gaza port on artificial island
- Shlomo Cesana - Israel Hayom 05.08.16
Netanyahu and Liberman cite inability to guarantee effective security checks. But IDF, Shin Bet find no security reason not to build port and Foreign and Finance Ministries regard it as a suitable solution.


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