Israel Says It Uncovered Another Cross-border Tunnel From Gaza

Military says tunnel discovered during construction of underground barrier meant to counter subterranean passages

A bulldozer working after a tunnel from Gaza was uncovered, July 8, 2019.
Ilan Assayag

The Israeli military has uncovered a cross-border tunnel route originating in Gaza, it announced on Monday.

The tunnel was uncovered during work to build an underground barrier meant to prevent further tunnels from reaching into Israel, the military said.

A preliminary examination of the tunnel shows it hasn't been in use.

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Also Monday, soldiers shot down a drone that crossed from the Gaza Strip.

In May, the military said it had struck an Islamic Jihad tunnel that crossed from Gaza.

The military also destroyed a tunnel from Gaza in December – a tunnel the military had been aware of for several months and which led to other tunnels within the Gaza Strip. It was the fifteenth tunnel found by Israel in the Gaza area last year.