Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." (AP)

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Israeli army officer gives explanations during an army organised tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks

An Israeli army officer gives explanations to journalists during an army organised tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, July 25, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. REUTERS/Jack Guez/Pool (CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Israeli soldiers enter a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border. They’ve been dubbed “lower Gaza,” compared to the Underground, the Metro or the subway and depicted as a bone-chilling, strategic threat to Israel. Hamas’ web of tunnels is taking center stage in the relentless conflict between the militant group and Israel, with Israel’s ground offensive placing their destruction as a key objective. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, an Israeli soldier stands at the exit of a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border. They’ve been dubbed “lower Gaza,” compared to the Underground, the Metro or the subway and depicted as a bone-chilling, strategic threat to Israel. Hamas’ web of tunnels is taking center stage in the relentless conflict between the militant group and Israel, with Israel’s ground offensive placing their destruction as a key objective. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

Israeli army officers talk with journalists before an organized tour at the entrance of a tunnel, Friday, July 25, 2014, that is allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, at the Israel-Gaza Border. A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel, dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military, is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. (AP Photo/Jack Guez, Pool)

Israeli army officer walks during an army organised tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks

An Israeli army officer walks during an army organised tour for journalists in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, July 25, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. REUTERS/Jack Guez/Pool (CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)

An Israeli army officer stands at the entrance of a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks

An Israeli army officer stands at the entrance of a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, during an army organised tour for journalists on July 25, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. REUTERS/Jack Guez/Pool (POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem descends into a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian smuggler climbs down into a tunnel, temporarily closed by Hamas forces, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip April 14, 2010. Israel wants to close down the smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, but the tunnelers have become so good it's now possible to drive a car through them, literally. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian smuggler holds up fish smuggled through a tunnel beneath the Egypt-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip February 21, 2010. With their fishermen at risk of being shot at by the Israeli navy, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are finding new ways to supply the blockaded territory with a staple that is in short supply.Picture taken February 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian smuggler hauls a calf out from a tunnel that goes beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border October 24, 2008. Hundreds of Gaza merchants throng around the border area of Rafah every day to pick up merchandise coming to Gaza from Egypt via subterranean passages that have created a flourishing trade zone. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian smuggler rests near the entrance to a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 12, 2010. While Israeli air strikes and Egyptian bombs hurt the once-flourishing trade, they failed to close it down. But Israel's decision to let imports flow more freely to Gaza has put many tunnels out of business and many workers out of a job. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

The entrances to smuggling tunnels (foreground) are seen on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, near Rafah August 8, 2012. Egypt began to seal off smuggling tunnels into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a security source said, two days after gunmen shot dead 16 Egyptian border guards in an attack blamed partly on Palestinian militants. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A masked Palestinian surveys a destroyed smuggling tunnel near the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip January 28, 2009. Israeli aircraft bombed smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border in a response to the killing on Tuesday of an Israeli soldier on patrol along Israel's frontier with the coastal enclave. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Hamas customs officers in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip stand on sacks of cement smuggled into the Gaza Strip through tunnels dug beneath the frontier with Egypt March 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Egyptian soldiers stand guard outside smuggling tunnels beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip February 19, 2013. Egypt will not tolerate a two-way flow of smuggled arms with the Gaza Strip that is destabilising its Sinai peninsula, a senior aide to its Islamist president said, explaining why Egyptian forces flooded sub-border tunnels last week. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian forces, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip February 10, 2013. Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. Picture taken February 10, 2013. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Palestinians smoke cigarettes as they work inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip November 26, 2012. Knee-deep in craters carved out by Israeli air strikes, Palestinians wielded shovels and planks to reopen tunnels used to smuggle in goods from Egypt to Gaza, as international aid agencies raced to replenish Gaza's supplies. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A man walks near a tunnel linking Egypt and the Gaza Strip, at Rafah city, about 217 miles northeast of Cairo August 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

The starting point of an active tunnel that supplies Gaza with gravel for construction is pictured in Rafah city September 12, 2012. Tons of gravel has already been supplied to Gaza through this tunnel. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian man calls on smugglers as he brings gravel into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip June 24, 2013. Egypt has intensified a crackdown on smuggling tunnels between its volatile Sinai desert and the Gaza Strip, causing a steep hike in petrol and cement prices in the Palestinian territory. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Palestinians smuggle cement outside a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip September 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian looks up while repairing a smuggling tunnel in Rafah near Gaza's border with Egypt January 22, 2009. Hundreds of Palestinians came to the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt on Thursday to try to repair smuggling tunnels bombed by Israel during a 22-day offensive and restore a commercial lifeline to the Hamas-ruled territory. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian smuggler speaks on a phone with other smugglers in a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border October 21, 2008. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian smuggler pushes a calf through a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border October 24, 2008. Hundreds of Gaza merchants throng around the border area of Rafah every day to pick up merchandise coming to Gaza from Egypt via subterranean passages that have created a flourishing trade zone. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian tunnel worker uses his mobile as he rests inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip July 19, 2013. The Islamist group Hamas appealed to Egypt's new rulers on Thursday not to pursue its destruction of smuggling tunnels into the Gaza Strip, warning they risked throttling the small Palestinian territory. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Palestinian tunnel workers smoke cigarettes as they rest inside a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. Egyptian security forces have stepped up a crackdown campaign on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Gaza Strip since last July, Hamas officials said. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian tunnel worker gestures as he repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip September 10, 2013. Egyptian security forces have stepped up a crackdown campaign on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Gaza Strip since last July, Hamas officials said. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian tunnel worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2013. Egyptian security forces have stepped up a crackdown campaign on smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip since July, Hamas officials said. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

A Palestinian security officer prepares to seal a tunnel used to smuggle arms during an operation next to the border with Egypt at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip December 11, 2005. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

An excavator operates at the site of a destroyed smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip November 26, 2012. Knee-deep in craters carved out by Israeli air strikes, Palestinians wielded shovels and planks to reopen tunnels used to smuggle in goods from Egypt to Gaza, as international aid agencies raced to replenish Gaza's supplies. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels

Palestinians survey the damage after an Israeli air strike on a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, along the Gaza-Egypt border December 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)