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Israeli play digs into Hamas tunnel

"In the Tunnel," a satirical play by Israel's Gesher Theater, asks its audience to decide every night if there is hope for a solution at the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

As the theater lights dim, a voice bellows out to the audience, “We have been taught in life to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. But if you see any light at the end of this tunnel, pull the trigger.”

This is the opening line of “In the Tunnel,” an insightful satire about the Arab-Israeli conflict whose impact has become even stronger since the surge in violence in the Gaza Strip since the end of March. Directed by Irad Rubenstein, this political play by Tel Aviv’s Gesher Theater has performed to a full house for over a year. The play is scheduled to travel abroad, mainly to the United States, later this year.

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