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February 9, 2015 10:13 am

IDF Finishes Destroying Remnants of Hamas Tunnel Near Gaza Border

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The IDF completed destroying a Hamas terror tunnel near the border fence with Gaza. Photo: Twitter. – The Israel Defense Forces has destroyed the remnants of a large terror tunnel stretching between the Gaza Strip and Kibbutz Nahal Oz, near the Israel-Gaza border, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Monday.

The tunnel was first discovered during Operation Protective Edge last summer, and a large portion of it was destroyed during the conflict. It is believed that the tunnel had stretched 1.8 miles, from the eastern Gaza Strip neighborhood of Shujaiyya to Nahal Oz and the Karni border crossing.

Shaar Hanegev Regional Council head Alon Schuster said the tunnel’s destruction “coincides with the IDF’s continued [anti-tunnel] operations along the border [with Gaza].”

“We have to remain vigilant, but we also have to be careful and not reignite the situation on the ground,” Schuster said, Israel Hayomreported.

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