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Why is Israel pumping sea water into tunnels under Gaza?

An Israeli army officer gives journalists a tour of a tunnel allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks. (Jack Guez/AP)
An Israeli army officer gives journalists a tour of a tunnel allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks. (Jack Guez/AP)

Israel has started pumping sea water into the complex of tunnels under Gaza as a part of its campaign to eradicate Hamas.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s national security correspondent Nancy Youssef about why.

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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