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Middle East: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 2572, tabled on 15 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the construction of cross-border tunnels along the Israel-Gaza border by Hamas.

Answered on

23 June 2015

We have assessed that Hamas are seeking to rebuild infrastructure, including the tunnel network, in Gaza. An official from our Embassy in Tel Aviv held a meeting with representatives from the Israeli National Security Council on 28 May, where the issue of the construction of cross-border tunnels was discussed.

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