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On Thursday, a terrorist tunnel belonging to Hamas that infiltrated Israel from Central Gaza was neutralized by the IDF.
The tunnel was under surveillance until it was neutralized Thursday, a tunnel constructed with the intent to facilitate terror attacks in Israel. The route of the tunnel was identified as part of the ongoing effort to locate and neutralize terrorist tunnels, using technological, operational and intelligence efforts that began with Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, and that effort was expanded in the past year.
The tunnel is branched out in several places, excavated from several excavation workshops and incorporates various methods of construction.
The tunnel was neutralized by an engineering operation in Israeli territory, led by the IDF’s Southern Command, the Intelligence Branch and Mapping Unit.
Since October 2017, 15 tunnels have been dismantled in Gaza by the military.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)