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IDF Destroys Hamas Terror Tunnel Stretching Into Both Israel and Egypt

15 January, 2018, 00:08 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Palestinian fisherman killed by Egyptian naval forces

Palestinian authorities say a Gaza fisherman died a day after Egyptian naval forces shot him off the coast. The Israeli military has invested heavily into developing new technologies and intelligence-gathering capabilities to uncover and neutralize tunnels from Gaza and is in the process of building an underground barrier spanning the entire border with the Hamas-run enclave. There were no casualties.

On the other end, it also extended hundreds of meters into Egypt, which could have allowed fighters in Gaza to attack Israeli positions from the Sinai Peninsula, he said.

In December, both the Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings into Israel were closed.

The existence of tunnels used to smuggle terrorists into Israel was revealed in the initial days of the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel.




Amir Abu Musaid, 16, was shot near Gaza's border fence, reportedly during a protest at the recent USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But Lt Col Conricus said this did not mark "more of the same" since it involved the most advanced technological means Israel has deployed.

"We completed the destruction of a third terror tunnel", spokesperson Conricus told reporters early Sunday morning, denying claims made by Hamas that it was a smuggling tunnel. The IDF said it holds Hamas responsible for all activity emanating from Gaza. "Hamas needs to understand that these attacks will continue".

Speaking from India, where he is on an official visit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the significance of the operation. Gen. Ronen Manelis, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces. "It could have served to transport terrorists to Egypt to attack Israel from Egypt", he said. In the aftermath of Saturday's strike, Israel's army for the first time publicly confirmed its ability to destroy subterranean tunnels from the air. The military released photos and video of a wide tunnel with concrete paneled walls.

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