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Israeli army to construct huge barrier to stop Hamas building tunnels

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Photo: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Published: 14 August 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

As the UN warns of a dire situation in Gaza, the IDF reveals details of a concrete wall fitted with sensors, reaching deep into the ground and standing six metres above it

Israel’s getting a new wall, this one with a twist (New York Times)
Much of this one will be invisible. In the coming months. The army will be accelerating construction of a subterranean barrier around the Gaza Strip, designed to cut off tunnels running beneath the border into Israel (Aug 10)

Gaza faces ‘increasingly dire situation,’ UN rights commissioner says (Times of Israel)
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that residents of the Gaza Strip were facing an “increasingly dire situation” due to lack of electricity, medical services and proper sanitation (Aug 11)

Hamas convinced Israel will launch an attack (Al-Monitor)
SHLOMI ELDAR Hamas leaders believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing for a military operation in Gaza to distract attention from police investigations against him (Aug 11)

Photo: An entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military in 2013 near the Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, outside the southern Gaza Strip. Amir Cohen/Reuters

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