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State of Palestine: Hamas military tunnel open to public for first time03:11

State of Palestine: Hamas military tunnel open to public for first time

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
July 20, 2016 at 18:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Hamas military branch, Iz ad-Din al-Qassam, have opened an exhibition in the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood of Gaza to mark the two year anniversary since the last armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. As part of the exhibition, Hamas have opened one of their tunnels for touring.

Free to enter, the exhibition is the first time Hamas have invited the public into a tunnel which would have been used for transporting soldiers around the Gaza strip and normally kept highly secret. Children can be seen following armed soldiers through the underground network and looking at the display of weapons used during the last armed conflict.

The fighting two years ago, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, was a military operation launched by Israel on 8 July 2014 in Hamas ruled Gaza. The Israeli strikes, Palestinian rocket attacks and the ground fighting resulted in the death of over 2000 people, most of them Gazans.

State of Palestine: Hamas military tunnel open to public for first time03:11
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The Hamas military branch, Iz ad-Din al-Qassam, have opened an exhibition in the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood of Gaza to mark the two year anniversary since the last armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. As part of the exhibition, Hamas have opened one of their tunnels for touring.

Free to enter, the exhibition is the first time Hamas have invited the public into a tunnel which would have been used for transporting soldiers around the Gaza strip and normally kept highly secret. Children can be seen following armed soldiers through the underground network and looking at the display of weapons used during the last armed conflict.

The fighting two years ago, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, was a military operation launched by Israel on 8 July 2014 in Hamas ruled Gaza. The Israeli strikes, Palestinian rocket attacks and the ground fighting resulted in the death of over 2000 people, most of them Gazans.