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Jerusalem - IDF Discovers More Gaza Tunnels Leading Into Israel

Published on: July 8, 2019 01:30 PM
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FILE -  A picture taken on 18 January 2018 from the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza Strip showing a Israeli army officer walking near the entrance of a tunnel near southern Israeli kibbutz of Kissufim. EPAFILE -  A picture taken on 18 January 2018 from the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza Strip showing a Israeli army officer walking near the entrance of a tunnel near southern Israeli kibbutz of Kissufim. EPA

Jerusalem - The IDF announced Monday evening that another cross-border tunnel dug from Gaza into Israeli territory was discovered in the southern part of the Strip during the construction of the country’s underground barrier.

Israel has detected and destroyed 15 cross-border attack tunnels crossing from the Gaza Strip and complete some 30 kilometers of the new underground and maritime barrier to cut off Hamas tunnels while strengthening the fence above ground.

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The new barrier will be 65 kilometers long, stretching along the route of the border from the new sea barrier near Zikim beach in the north to Kerem Shalom crossing in the south. Made from galvanized steel,  it will weigh about 20,000 tons and will reach a height of about 6 meters.

The project is being carried out by the Defense Ministry’s Engineering and Construction Department and the Border and Sewage Administration.

The smart-fence is the above-ground part of Israel’s underground barrier, which has a system of advanced sensor and monitoring devices to detect tunnels.



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 Jul 08, 2019 at 04:05 PM 5TResident Says:

I'll say this again - these tunnel builders have talent. They should come to NYC and work on the Second Avenue Subway project or the East Side LIRR Access projects for the MTA. They'll make a fortune in overtime and get out of the desert.

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