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-- -- thank you a lot of civilians in the densely populated -- Gaza Strip say it is virtually impossible to get out of the way of the Hamas militants.
According to the CIA world fact book the Gaza Strip is roughly twice the size of Washington DC.
But it holds about a million plus more people than our nation's capital.
Israeli military is -- Palestinians to stay away from militants during the conflict.
Many people in Gaza claimed nearly every one there has ties to Hamas in one way or the other is the elected government after all.
Israel and Egypt also enforces strict blockade on Gaza's borders but Hamas has developed extensive tunnel systems.
That they used to smuggle goods including weapons.
-- -- coverage continues with a fox report chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations force tonight.
-- that Israel today targeted Hamas weapons supply routes yes.
Yes Chad series event strikes in the very southern end of the Gaza Strip near the city of -- but.
That city sits on the border between Gaza and Egypt and it is underneath that border that there -- dozens perhaps even according to Israeli forces.
Hundreds of tunnels through which Hamas smuggled among other things the weapons.
The rockets it has been using to file on the Israeli cities.
Now those rockets so many of them of particularly the long range ones that have been fired towards Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in the last few days.
Com originally from Iran they ascend to the -- down.
And then smuggled out through Egypt -- that so the point at which they get to those tunnels they have broken down and then smuggled through them and then taken.
To the underground launch sites that is why Israeli defense posted today.
Pocketed those tunnels and a half but several days seen -- those rocket launch site kept.
You know the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says what is pretty obvious to most that is that he's willing to fight but.
He doesn't want his forces in there on the ground.
-- for the very simple reason that that increases the risk hugely.
Of taking Israeli casualties take a look at a fly over a map of Gaza City you can see how narrow many of the streets -- How densely populated it is those streets -- the -- down which Israeli tanks would have to roll.
Then you'll likely to see the Hamas -- his.
Doing what they did another on other occasions when Israel sending ground forces such as back in 2006.
They build these -- found bugs.
To slow the tanks -- and they -- them -- -- with rocket propelled grenade launchers and they can file on the -- there is also obviously.
The -- -- all -- Israeli soldiers being kidnapped in any sort of -- incursion.
The Israeli prime minister doesn't want to have to take that risk.
-- the Israeli people according to all the polls.
While -- up all this campaign event strikes do not support a grand invasion all of any soul Jeff.
Jonathan Hunt live tonight at the United Nations.
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