It’s being reported that the IDF is planning to flood tunnels under Gaza with sea water in order to destroy the tunnels and hopefully drive Hamas and the hostages out.
According to i24 News, via the WSJ, the IDF has put in place all the pump infrastructure needed to accomplish this undertaking:
The IDF is reportedly planning to flood Hamas terror tunnels in Gaza with seawater
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) December 5, 2023
There was a report two hours ago that said the IDF has officially decided to flood the tunnels and will do it gradually so that Hamas can remove hostages before the tunnels collapse:
The IDF has officially decided to flood the tunnels in Gaza. It will start doing so gradually so that it can control any side effects and so Hamas can remove hostages from there in time before they collapse. pic.twitter.com/hkzqiiPEGN
— Shaiel Ben-Ephraim (@academic_la) December 5, 2023
The Hebrew caption on the video, translated by Google, suggests the IDF has already begun flooding the tunnels. I hope it works and that Hamas doesn’t just kill all the hostages.