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The long and bloody history of tunnel warfare

5 November 2023

5:56 PM

5 November 2023

5:56 PM

Tunnel fighting has always been a problem. As Israel battles in Gaza against some 5,000 Hamas fighters embedded in buildings, ruins and 300 miles of tunnel, it seems an appropriate moment to look at the history of tunnel warfare and its difficulties.

Jewish history is not unfamiliar with the fighting of defensive wars in tunnels.

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