IDF demolishes cross-border Hamas terror tunnel that infiltrated Israel from Gaza
The IDF demolished a Hamas terror tunnel on Thursday that infiltrated 200 meters into Israel from the Khan Younis area in central Gaza, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.
IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had known of the tunnel for several months. According to Manelis, the tunnel was connected to a wider network of tunnels in Gaza.
“It has different construction methods to what we’ve seen, with phone and power lines,” Manelis said, adding that Israel has knowledge of several other tunnels which Hamas was planning to use for terrorist attacks.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel “never stops working for a minute, above and under the ground. The terror tunnel we destroyed this morning is another tunnel which will not serve Hamas in the next campaign.”