Israelis Destroy Mile-Long Tunnel That Stretched From Gaza Under Israel And Into Israel

CNN: Israel says it destroyed mile-long Hamas tunnel

The Israeli military said Sunday it destroyed a mile-long tunnel that stretched from Gaza under Israel and into Egypt.

"Necessary coordination" was made with Egyptian authorities, Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said.

The Israeli military at first described the target as a "terror infrastructure" site, in a statement shortly after the strike, clarifying that it was a tunnel in a conference call with reporters Sunday.

Israel blamed Hamas for building the tunnel and says it holds the Islamist group responsible for all actions emanating from Gaza.

The tunnel, which began approximately 900 meters into the coastal enclave along the Gaza-Egypt border, crossed into Israel under the Kerem Shalom border crossing before continuing into Egypt.

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Update #1: IDF confirms destroying Hamas tunnel stretching into Israel, Egypt (Jerusalem Post)
Update #2: Israel says destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Israel, Egypt borders (Reuters)

WNU Editor: The Israelis are getting very good at detecting these tunnels. The fact that it ran under an Israeli border crossing (see above video) makes one wonder if this tunnel was also built to not only smuggle goods, but to also target the crossing.

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