October 30, 2017
Press Release
IDF Neutralizes Terror Tunnel In Construction Phases Violating Israeli Sovereignty
Several minutes ago, the IDF Southern Command neutralized a terror tunnel in construction phases leading into southern Israel from Khan Younis. The tunnel was detonated from within Israel adjacent to the security fence. The IDF's actions are in light of this grave and unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty. 

This is an operational successes based on advanced technology.

The discovery of this terror tunnel is part of extensive defense efforts, led by the IDF, since Operation "Protective Edge" in July 2014. The IDF constantly evolves the means at its disposal to mitigate this threat.

The Hamas terror organization is accountable and responsible for all hostile activity emanating from the Gaza Strip. 

The IDF will continue to apply all means at its disposal above and below ground to thwart attempts to attack the citizens of the State of Israel, and strives to preserve the relative calm in the region achieved after Operation "Protective Edge". The IDF does not intend to escalate the situation but stands prepared for a variety of scenarios.