Israeli army destroys lifeline tunnel from besieged Gaza Strip
PRESSTV (Iran) Sun Apr 15, 2018 01:13PM
The Israeli military has destroyed a lifeline tunnel from the northern part
of the besieged Gaza Strip more than a fortnight after the start of
anti-occupation protests along the border between the besieged and
impoverished Palestinian coastal sliver and occupied territories.
Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists on Sunday that
the tunnel, which was still under construction, belonged to Hamas resistance
movement and infiltrated into the heart of occupied Palestinian territories.
It started in Jabaliya city, located 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Gaza
City, and was being dug in the direction of the Nahal Oz community, Conricus
“We filled the tunnel with material that renders it useless for a very long
period of time,” he added.
"According to our early assessments, this tunnel reaches kilometers, several
kilometers, into the Gaza Strip,” Conricus said.
The senior Israeli military official further noted that it was the fifth
Gazan tunnel destroyed in recent months.
Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman said it was the
longest and deepest Gazan tunnel discovered by Israeli forces.