Gaza Video: Fighters Infiltrate Via Tunnel, Kill Israeli Soldiers

Video posted on Tuesday by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, shows its fighters infiltrating Israel via a tunnel, attacking an outpost, and killing an Israeli soldier at close range as he lies on the ground.

Israel said that five of its troops had been killed in the Monday attack near Nahal Oz.

Israel’s official military objective in the airstrikes and ground offensive into Gaza is the demolition of the cross-border tunnels.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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