On October 11, the Israeli military announced that it discovered and destroyed a tunnel of the Hamas Movement that infiltrated Israel territory from the Palestinian Gaza Strip. According to the army, the tunnel was built with the aim of carrying out attacks on an Israeli settlement near Gaza.
“We estimate $3 million worth of cement, electrical equipment, and hours of labor were invested in this tunnel,” the Israeli military said on its official twitter account.
This was the 15th tunnel destroyed by the Israeli military this year. In late 2017, seven fighters and commanders of the Hamas Movement were killed, when Israel destroyed a similar tunnel near the Gaza Strip border.
Back then, the incident led to a dangerous military escalation in the Gaza Strip. However, this will not likely happen now as no one was reportedly killed or injured during the destruction of the new tunnel.
The Israel military claims that’s using an “advanced technology” to locate and track these tunnels. According to experts, this new technology is likely a sophisticated ground-penetrating radar (GPR) which is installed in ground or aerial vehicles.