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In pictures: Searching for Gaza's tunnels
Tunnel discovered

Here a well-established tunnel is discovered.

The tunnels can be years old. Originally they would probably have been used by organised criminals to smuggle drugs and other contraband, as well as arms.

The Palestinians with a tunnel entrance in their home are not necessarily militants or criminals. They may have come under pressure to allow the building of a tunnel.

In the current situation, the tunnels are believed to be the main arms supply route for Palestinian militant groups.

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