Israel reserves the right to attack smuggling tunnels in Gaza border
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni warned on Thursday that Israel reserved the right to attack smuggling tunnels on the border of Egypt and Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
"For the tunnels, nothing will be as it was before," Livni told public radio. "Things must be clear --
"If we have to act, we will do so, we will exercise our right to legitimate defense, we will not leave our fate ... to the Egyptians, nor to the Europeans nor to the Americans," she said.
During its massive 22-day offensive on Hamas in
"If we are forced to, there will be more attacks," Barak said on public television. "During the operation that we have carried out in the Gaza Strip we have destroyed 150 tunnels, including some which were targeted several times," he said.
The tunnels are used to smuggle supplies and weapons into the coastal strip that
In the days following Sunday's ceasefire, hundreds of Palestinians have set about repairing the tunnels damaged by Israeli bombings.
|22 Ocak 2009|