IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel, second time in recent weeks

by Abel Hampton December 11, 2017, 0:39
IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel, second time in recent weeks

According to Manelis, while the tunnel destroyed on Sunday was discovered several weeks ago, there was no connection between the PIJ barrage and the tunnel. Although not complete, he said the tunnel was "very substantial", equipped with electricity, communications equipment and a ventilation system.

Such tunnels have been used in the past to carry out attacks.

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel, which originated in the city of Khan Younis, had penetrated several hundred meters inside Israeli territory, finishing a kilometer away from the nearest village in Israel.

It also came as Palestinian factions tried to meet Sunday's deadline for an Egyptian-mediated handover of Gaza by Hamas to Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas after a decade's schism.

"We monitored this tunnel for a long period of time", he said. Meanwhile, Hamas's "restraint" forces are preventing rocket-launchers from reaching the Israeli border area, as attempted launches towards Israel have landed in Gaza. Nevertheless, the IDF stated that it "holds Hamas responsible for the hostile activity perpetrated against Israel from the Gaza Strip". "I hope that in the coming months the threat of tunnels on the residents surrounding Gaza will become a thing of the past", he said.

The announcement, cleared by Israeli censors who had previously barred reports of detection work around the central Gaza frontier, followed a surge of Palestinian unrest in response to last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"Our battle for Jerusalem is going on round the clock, above and under the ground", the statement said.

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