Israel Uncovers ‘Biggest Hamas Tunnel’ Near Gaza Border

GAZA/ISRAEL BORDER — Israeli forces battling Hamas said they had uncovered an unusually large concrete and iron-girded tunnel, designed to carry carloads of militant fighters from Gaza right up to the border.

Razing or disabling hundreds of kilometers of underground passages and bunkers is among the aims of the offensive Israel launched after Hamas gunmen went on a killing and kidnapping spree in its southern towns and army bases on Oct. 7.

Among sites that Hamas overran in that attack was the Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel. Just 100 meters (yards) south of the checkpoint, concealed in a sand dune, the military showed reporters the exit point of what it said was a flagship Hamas project.

The tunnel ran down diagonally to a depth of 50 meters, where it expanded to a relatively capacious 3 meters (10 feet) in height and width, with electrical fittings.


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