The Israel Defense Forces publishes footage of the bombing of a sabotage tunnel that led through Egyptian territory to Israel, skirting Rafah ..
The route of the tunnel is visible on the diagram (marked with a red dotted line) – through it it was possible both to transport weapons and cargo from Egypt to Gaza, and to penetrate into Israeli territory.
It became one of the 35 targets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad that was hit by the Israeli Air Force in response to morning mortar attacks from Gaza. According to the army, the Egyptian authorities were informed about the upcoming operation, as part of the tunnel passes through the Sinai. Here’s a video of the bombing of a huge tunnel:
The army also published a diagram of all sabotage tunnels destroyed in recent months. The tunnels “climbing” into Israeli territory are marked in red on it, and those that did not go outside the sector are green.
Israeli Air Force strikes Hams in Gaza
Israeli aircraft hit 25 Hamas military targets. The attack on the Gaza Strip was in response to Palestinians launching rockets at Israel. On Wednesday night, June 20, Israeli planes flew three times to strike in the Gaza Strip and hit 25 targets, an Israeli defense official said. It is emphasized that we are talking about military facilities of the Islamist movement Hamas.
Airstrikes were a response to the launch from the territory of the Gaza Strip of rockets and mines in Israel. During the night, the Israeli military recorded about 45 launches. Seven missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense systems, and three fell without reaching the border.
According to the Palestinian side, three people were injured in an airstrike. Damage from both sides is not reported.
The situation in the region has worsened since late March, when mass protests of Palestinians organized by Hamas began on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The clashes between protesters and the Israeli military killed 130 Palestinians. In late May, Hamas launched rocket attacks on Israel.
Summary of hostilities in the DUS zone
Separatists on Monday, June 11, ten times opened fire on the positions of the United Forces.
As a result of hostilities, one soldier was injured. Now he is in a medical facility.
According to the Ukrainian military, the separatists fired from 120 and 82-mm mortars in the areas of the settlements of Novotoshkovskoye and Sands.
The separatist sniper fired in the area of the settlement of Taramchuk in the Mariupol direction.
By counter-sniper measures, Ukrainian defenders forced the enemy to stop shelling.
China announced the creation of a laser rifle for mass production (photo)
The Chinese military announced the creation of a portable laser weapon capable of setting fire to a target from a long distance. It is reported by the South China Morning Post.
It is noted that the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is classified as non-lethal. It creates a beam of energy that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but which can pass through windows and cause “instant charring” of the skin and any other living tissues.
“The new device can burn clothes in a few seconds … Thus, the entire human body is in danger,” said one of the Chinese gunsmiths.
According to experts, a 15 mm caliber weapon weighs three kilograms – even less than an AK-47 – and has a slaughter range of 800 meters. Weapons can be mounted on cars, boats and airplanes.
Reportedly, the new weapons are now ready for mass production, and the first samples will most likely be handed over to the counterterrorism units of the Chinese police. In the case of a hostage-taking situation, weapons can be used to shoot terrorists through windows and temporarily deprive them of consciousness.
Tuka about the negotiations of the “Norman Four”: Lavrov demands – frank nonsense
The Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Georgy Tuka believes that the outcome of the negotiations of the Norman Four countries’ foreign ministers is unlikely to be a positive outcome for Ukraine. He said this on the air of the direct channel.
He does not expect a positive outcome for Ukraine of negotiations after the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the conditions for a meeting on the withdrawal of forces in the area of Stanitsa Lugansk.
“Frankly, this is pure manipulation, because it is the Ukrainian side that plans this breeding for two years. The terrorists themselves do not directly agree to this. Violating the Minsk agreements behind the backs of the civilian population, they crossed the demarcation line, went to the shore of the Seversky Donets, which is controlled by Ukraine, and the inaction of our military gave them the opportunity to gain a foothold on this shore. Now the remains of the bridge over which people crossed were destroyed. These remnants are completely under the control of terrorist groups. Against this background, Lavrov declares that he will demand … well, this is frank nonsense, ”said Tuka.
In his opinion, it is necessary to increase pressure on Russia, otherwise flirting with Moscow will lead to grave consequences.
“(Pressure) economic, political, financial, personal sanctions. Unfortunately, we do not observe this; attempts are constantly being made to flirt with Russia. I understand that the Russian Federation is a huge trading partner for European countries, but concessions for the sake of temporary benefits by the fundamental principles of the EU’s existence will lead to worse consequences, ”the official emphasized.
In addition, he does not believe that it will be possible to agree at this meeting on the release of hostages
“I do not see any external manifestations of the fact that Moscow will agree to some kind of dialogue on this issue,” Tuka is convinced.