Fighters from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine walk through a tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip in May 2023.
The spokesperson for The army Daniel Hagari explained on Tuesday that the bodies of two hostages had been found in an underground infrastructure in Gaza.
The army Israel remains tight-lipped about how it intends to condemn the tunnels after the war and when the remaining 132 hostages – including 19 bodies – have been brought back.
According to Israeli sources in the press, it would lean towards flooding the galleries with seawater pumped from the Mediterranean, which borders the small coastal territory. Tests have even begun, which proved conclusive, the public television channel Kan 11 said on Thursday.
The head of the army , Herzi Halevi, simply said that it was a good idea.
The problem, Raphael Cohen warns, is that there's no good way to destroy a tunnel without affecting surface infrastructure.
For its part, Hamas says it doubts Israel's ability to achieve its goals.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">These tunnels were built by well-trained and qualified engineers, and they took into account all kinds of potential attacks, including bombing and water, Osama Hamdane, a leader of the movement, said Thursday. Palestinian Islamist in Lebanon.
Some scientists and humanitarian officials say they fear contamination of groundwater by salt water, with catastrophic consequences for the x27;Gazans’ already precarious access to drinking water.
The Gaza Strip is between 6 and 12 kilometers wide, and the salinization of groundwater is already a scourge there, made worse by rising ocean levels.< /p>
To which must be added a chronically failing wastewater evacuation network and an uncontrolled use of pesticides and herbicides in the areas of intensive agriculture in Gaza, warns Professor Eilon Adar of the Zuckenberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
These three factors have very serious consequences on the quality of water in Gaza.
To the point of being able to affect future generations, launched Thursday the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian Territories, Lynn Hastings.