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November 9, 2012 8:10 am

Gaza Terrorists Set Off Explosives in Massive Tunnel, IDF Soldier Wounded

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Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip. Photo: wiki commons.

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier was wounded when a large tunnel packed by Hamas with explosives blew up at the Israel-Gaza border Nov. 8, the Associated Press reported.

IDF Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich said the tunnel, one of the largest Israel has seen in years, most likely represented a platform to either kill or kidnap Israeli soldiers.

“We definitely view it as a very severe event” she said. “The amount of explosives was very big. A kidnapping attempt is a possibility. Killing soldiers is a possibility.”

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack on its website, describing the explosion as being caused by a roadside bomb. The blast also launched an Israeli military vehicle about 65 feet away.

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