Missile fired from Gaza toward Israel

Missile fired from Gaza toward Israel

Meanwhile, Hamas's "restraint" forces are preventing rocket-launchers from reaching the Israeli border area, as attempted launches towards Israel have landed in Gaza.

This tunnel, which stretches several hundred meters into Israel, originates in Khan Yunis, opening into Israeli agricultural lands about a kilometer from the closed community in the Eshkol Regional Council. While the tunnel was not yet complete, Conricus claimed Hamas was not far from establishing an exit point.

"The enemy will pay the price for breaking the rules of engagement with the resistance in Gaza", Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said in a statement.

Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes hit several militant sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire, killing two Hamas militants.

"We see this as a severe violation of Israeli sovereignty", Conricus told journalists in a phone call on Sunday. Once, because it is responsible for the Gaza Strip, and any act of violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip is under Hamas responsibility.

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The underground barrier is made from bentonite and is combined with large iron cages with a system of advanced sensor and monitoring devices to detect tunnels. It was destroyed by other means than explosives, Conricus said, but he would not give any further details.

The IDF demolished a Hamas-built terror tunnel on the Gaza border, the second such incident in weeks.

Hamas, the armed group that controls Gaza, declined to comment. Therefore, most of the short-range rockets launched over the past few days fell within the Gaza Strip.

The tunnel was located by the IDF by a new system using a collaboration between advanced technology and various engineering, intelligence and ground forces units, he said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking in Paris, described the new system as a "tremendous technological innovation". On Friday, two protesters were shot dead in skirmishes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border.

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