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Islamic Jihad Shows Off Terror Tunnel, Rocket Launcher

While Hamas is the ruling terrorist group in Gaza, others continue their assault on Israel and her people, as well. The Times of Israel's Stuart Winer reports that Islamic Jihad gave a tour to CNN, showing off one of its terror tunnels, as well as a rocket launcher used to launch projectiles at the Jewish state:

The tour, during which Lee walked with armed fighters through a tunnel “somewhere in the Gaza Strip,” came two weeks after Islamic Jihad was involved in the heaviest exchange of fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip since the 2014 50-day war known as Operation Protective Edge.

Lee described the concrete tunnel, which had the straight walls and low arched ceiling commonly seen in such passages dug by the Palestinians, as hot and humid, saying “it feels claustrophobic.”

An Islamic Jihad fighter, identified only as Abu Abdallah, explained in Arabic that the tunnels are used for moving fighters so that they can “play their role and defend the Palestinian people.”

The Islamic Jihad members, armed with rifles were seen crouching in the tunnel and receiving a “pep talk” from their commander.

The reporter said the tunnels are also used for smuggling weapons [from Egypt] and carrying out cross-border attacks in Israel.

Above ground, at another location, Abdallah showed Lee a four-barrel rocket launcher he claimed was used in the recent attacks against Israel...

Tags: Video , Terrorism

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