The Israeli army is considering the idea of flooding the tunnels of the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip with seawater. The IDF has already installed the appropriate equipment to implement the plan.
This was reported by The Wall Street Journal.
The report notes that in November, the IDF installed five large water pumps near Al-Shati, a refugee camp in Gaza City.
These pumps are powerful enough to pump thousands of cubic meters of water per hour into Hamas tunnels and flood them for several weeks.
Although Israel has not yet decided whether it will implement this plan, it has already warned US officials.
Reactions in the United States were controversial, the WSJ reports, with some officials expressing concern about potential damage to the enclave's aquifer and soil.
As a reminder, Hamas militants invaded Israel on October 7. The terrorists began killing and kidnapping both military and civilians. Soon after, Jerusalem announced the Iron Swords Operation and shelled terrorist sites in the Gaza Strip.
On November 24, a temporary truce began between Israel and Hamas to release prisoners. At the same time, the parties agreed to a ceasefire for four days but decided to extend it for another two days on the condition that the militants release more hostages.
On December 1, Israel resumed hostilities in the Gaza Strip. The IDF stated that Hamas had violated the terms of the ceasefire.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 05/12/2023