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Israel's army releases footage allegedly showing detonation of militant tunnel network

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 00:52

Israeli army releases video said to show forces preparing and executing the detonation of a militant tunnel network leading from Gaza into Israel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: The Israeli army released on Monday (July 28) footage allegedly showing forces preparing and executing the detonation of a militant tunnel network leading from Gaza into Israel. In the video, a tunnel shaft is seen ahead of its detonation. The explosion in two locations along the tunnel route is also seen in an aerial image. Fighting had subsided over the weekend, with the battered Palestinian enclave's dominant Hamas Islamists endorsing a U.N. call for a 24-hour halt ahead of Monday's Eid al-Fitr festival. Yet Israel balked, having abandoned its own offer to extend a 12-hour truce from Saturday as Palestinian rocket launches persisted. Netanyahu's security cabinet met in the early hours of Monday to debate proposals including for an escalation of the Gaza offensive in which almost 1,100 people have died. Israel says the Palestinians have lost around half of their rockets during the fighting - an account disputed by Hamas - and that army engineers have located and destroyed most of the tunnels from the territory. Those excavations will continue under any short-term truce, Israel says.

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Israel's army releases footage allegedly showing detonation of militant tunnel network

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 00:52