(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)
Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 May 2021
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The IDF has struck and severely damaged the Hamas’ so-called “Metro” underground city in one of its most powerful strikes in the Gaza Strip in operation "Guardian of the Walls".
The “Metro” had been built in the years after operation "Protective Edge" in 2014. It was a network of dozens of kilometers of tunnels that provided the Hamas safety from Israeli aerial incursions.
According to the Israeli military, 160 aircraft struck more than 150 underground targets in the northern Gaza Strip, centered on Beit Lahiya, with the goal of severely damaging the “Metro.” ... Read more