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Were these jihad terror tunnels built with cement that the Israelis gave to the “Palestinians”?
“Cement to Gaza Used for Tunnels Instead of Schools and Houses,” from CAMERA, October 15 (thanks to Ian):
On September 26, Electronic Intifada published in its “human rights” section another of its endless depictions of Gazan deprivation caused by Israel’s allegedly cruel policy of denying construction materials, mainly cement. The article states:
With the severe shortage of building supplies in Gaza, for example, construction has stopped on 13 government schools and tendering postponed on 26 others, the UN agency OCHA reported.
Rehabilitation of the 76 kindergartens that were damaged during Israel’s November 2012 attacks on Gaza was also likely to be delayed or postponed, and the construction of a new building at Al-Aqsa University has stopped, OCHA added…”There are hundreds of construction projects pending in Gaza,” including many badly needed housing projects…
Now we know the real reason why the cement was so desperately needed.
On October 13, Israeli officials reported that security forces had uncovered a large tunnel penetrating deep into Israeli territory. It is reportedly large enough to facilitate the transfer of a battalion sized military force. According to Israel sources,
Security forces last week discovered the terminus of the tunnel some 300 meters inside Israel proper, near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha… The tunnel, which began in Abbasan al-Saghira, a farming village near Khan Yunis, was described by officials as being 18 meters deep and 1,700 meters long. Officials estimate it took around a year to construct.
Officials estimated that 500 tons of cement was used to construct the tunnel. On October 14, the discovery of another tunnel was reported, rigged with explosives….