I ett pressmeddelande meddelar den israeliska försvarsmakten att ytterligare en terrortunnel från Gaza till Israel har upptäckts och förstörts.
Terrororganisationen Hamas låg bakom tunneln, som riskerade att försätta hundratals israeliska familjers liv i fara:
Over the course of the weekend (April 13th-April 15th, 2018), the IDF thwarted an offensive terror tunnel belonging to the Hamas terror organization that infiltrated into Israeli territory from the northern Gaza Strip near the community of Nahal Oz. This terror tunnel put the lives of hundreds of Israeli families at risk, amongst them women and children.
The route of the terror tunnel was identified by security forces early on and monitored thereafter, was thwarted in an engineering operation in Israeli territory led by the Southern Command, the Gaza Division, the Military Intelligence Directorate, the Israeli Air Force and MAFAT.
In recent months and especially over the last two weeks, the Hamas terror organization has turned the area surrounding the security fence into an area of terror and fighting. The violent riots that have been taking place in the area of the security fence are an attempt to mask the terror attacks intended to take place above and below ground.
The IDF will not allow Israeli civilians to be harmed or Israeli sovereignty to be breached and will continue operating with determination in the face of all forms of terrorism.
The IDF is engaged in a systematic, operational, intelligence and technological effort aimed at identifying and thwarting terror tunnels as well as constructing an underground security barrier to protect Israeli civilians and Israeli sovereignty.
The Hamas terror organization continues to invest significant resources into its futile terror activities instead of investing in the well-being of its own people.
The IDF will continue operating to carry out its mission of protecting Israeli civilians and Israeli sovereignty whilst striving to ensure a stable security situation and preparedness for a variety of scenarios.