Israel says it has destroyed Hamas tunnel network in Gaza

A file image of a tunnel between Gaza and Israel (David Buimovitch/AFP)
Updated 15 April 2018

Israel says it has destroyed Hamas tunnel network in Gaza

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it has destroyed a Gaza attack tunnel that penetrated Israeli territory.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, says Sunday the new tunnel was connected to a network dug by Hamas militants in the northern Gaza Strip and entered Israel near the Israeli community of Nahal Oz. It’s the fifth such Hamas tunnel Israel has destroyed in as many months.
Conricus says the tunnel was adjacent to the site of recent mass protests, which Israel says Hamas is using as a cover for attacks.
He says Hamas began building the tunnel following the 2014 war. Israel has placed a high priority on halting the tunnel threat since Hamas infiltrated Israel during the war.


Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

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Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

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