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Israel Says Over 9 Miles of Gaza ‘Terror Tunnel’ Destroyed in Airstrikes

The Israeli military has announced the destruction of 9.3 miles of a so-called terror tunnel network used by Hamas forces as part of its effort to degrade the ability of terror groups to launch strikes against Israel. “Our fighter jets neutralized 9.3 miles of the Hamas ‘Metro’ terror tunnel system overnight. That’s 9.3 miles that can no longer be used for terror,” according to a statement on the official Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on May 17. Hostilities broke out on May 10, when Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Islamist terrorist groups fired long-range rockets at Jerusalem after weeks of clashes in the holy city between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police. Hamas said its rocket assault was in response to weeks of tensions over a court case to evict several Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, and in retaliation for Israeli police responding to Palestinian protests. In response, Israel …

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