Sunday, 13 October 2013

Report: Explosive-laden Gaza tunnel leading to Israeli town discovered


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces discovered a secret tunnel leading from the Gaza Strip to the Israeli town of Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha loaded with explosives on Thursday, according to Israeli news agency Ynet.

The tunnel was apparently 2.5 km (1.2 miles) long and began near Abasan al-Saghira, just east of Khan Younis, and ended near the Israeli town of Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha.

Reports on the tunnel's length, however, have been conflicting. Security sources quoted in the Jerusalem Post said that the tunnel was merely "over 120 meters in length."

Israeli security sources suggested that it was set up to carry out a "large-scale infiltration and attack." Over the weekend Israeli forces defused explosives and sealed off additional tunnels leading from the main tunnel, according to Ynet. more

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