Netanyahu vows to complete destruction of Gaza tunnels

Jul 31, 2014, 7:39 AM EDT
An Israeli soldier is seen at the entrance of a tunnel dug by Palestinians beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel on October 13, 2013.
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Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. Speaking ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said Israel was determined to destroy the tunnels - used to attack troops and towns - "with or without a ceasefire". Earlier Israel called up 16,000 reservists, bringing the total mobilised so far to 86,000. Some 425,000 people in Gaza have been displaced by fighting, the U.N. says.
Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels' [BBC]
Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction [Reuters]