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IDF Discovers ‘There is Almost No Home Without a Tunnel’ in Rafah

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander spoke on June 19 about the deadly challenges of operating in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. Private homes are connected to an extensive underground tunnel network and are boobytrapped with wired explosives that can be detonated from a distance, IDF Nahal Brigade Commander Col. Yair Zuckerman told The Jerusalem Post. “There is almost no home without a tunnel,” Zuckerman stressed, as he surveyed the challenges encountered by Israeli troops in the city’s Shabura neighborhood.

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