IDF finds another Hamas terror tunnel

The IDF has found another Hamas attack tunnel inside Gaza that is burrowing towards Israel, it was cleared for publication on Thursday.

While IDF forces found the tunnel itself, they have yet to find any exit shafts inside Israeli territory.


The new tunnel is 28 meters deep and it was found not far from the first tunnel found last month. IDF troops are now operating to discover the tunnel’s entire path, including any possible exit shafts inside Israel, and then destroy it.


This tunnel is the second tunnel found since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. The first one was found about a month ago, with its exit just a few dozens of meters into Israel from the border fence, also in the Eshkol Regional Council area, but not very close to any of its communities.

IDF engineering forces have been operating over the past few weeks in several locations along the Gaza border in search for additional border-crossing tunnels. Throughout the day Wednesday Hamas and other Palestinian factions fired six mortar shells at the IDF troops operating by the border in an effort to stop Israel from finding more tunnels and destroying them. The IDF responded with tank fire and airstrikes against Hamas military targets in Gaza.