The following is from a letter from a friend commenting on the media coverage of Israel's blowing up a tunnel which was reaching inside Israel
As I'm sure is well known, the military effort of Hamas since our last clash with them, which has continued full steam since then, has concentrated on building tunnels into Israeli territory, through which to launch attacks on farms, villages, etc.
Prior to the last clash they had planned a huge coordinated attack through the tunnels, as a major military strike intended to disrupt life here totally. This must have been trimmed to smaller isolated attacks now since a lot of that infrastructure was damaged.
However, the object of the exercise remains clearly military strikes at civilian centres as part of their war to the death.
Such a tunnel was discovered in the last day or two, having reached 2 km. from an Israeli centre. It was blown up.
So here is one of today's headlines:
Hamas promises ‘blood for blood’ after tunnel bombing…….
Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday said the terror group intends to respond with violence to the deaths of seven Gaza terrorists Monday after Israel blew up an attack tunnel that stretched into Israeli territory………
Do you see what madness/sickness we are up against day in and day out? And what as incredible achievement it is by the intelligence and defence authorities, that we can live full daily lives completely normally, relaxed, feeling just as safe if not safer than in many countries in the world.