Wednesday, 21 August 2019 07:07 GMT

Israel: Gaza tunnel destroyed

(MENAFN) According to the Israeli military, a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas has been destroyed.

Gaza residents said Israeli jets blew up an area east of the southern town of Rafah, by the Egyptian and Israeli borders, late on Saturday night, while Israel confirmed the attack immediately after, but gave no details until Sunday.

A spokesman of the Israeli military said: "we understand this was a terror tunnel because it runs underneath strategic facilities."

He said the tunnel destroyed on Saturday was by major operatives of Hamas and was 1.5km long, penetrating 80m under the Kerem Shalom border crossing into Israel and into Egypt.


Israel: Gaza tunnel destroyed

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