Underneath the Gaza Strip there is a whole network of tunnels stretching for several kilometers, where, according to Israel, a number of terrorists from the Islamic movement Hamas are hiding and are also holding hostages from Israel there. To resist Israeli bombs from the air, some tunnels extend tens of meters underground. At the same time, terrorists use them to appear out of nowhere and attack from behind. Many of the tunnels are booby-trapped to kill Israeli soldiers who enter them.
According to Israeli information, there are currently 135 hostages being held in the closed coastal area. As part of a deal between the Israeli government and Hamas, 105 hostages were released. In return, Israel released 240 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons. “We will continue to do everything – everything – to bring all the hostages home,” Hagari said. (DAP/EPA)
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