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IDF Destroys Terror Tunnels Under Gaza Border

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16 Apr 2018 (All day)
IDF Destroys Terror Tunnels Under Gaza Border
IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis announced on Sunday that a tunnel being dug by the Hamas terror militia under the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel had been discovered and destroyed. “Hamas has been working in recent months, and more intensively in recent weeks, to turn the border fence into a zone of terror and fighting,” Manelis said. “The violent demonstrations are a cover for terrorist attempts both above and below ground.”

“Hamas continues to invest enormous resources in futile terrorist efforts instead of investing them in the welfare of Gaza residents,” said the IDF in a statement. “The IDF will not allow harm to the security of the citizens of Israel or any violations of its sovereignty, and will continue to act resolutely against terrorism of any kind.”

The statement was accompanied by the release of previously classified information about a unit within the IDF, in partnership with specialists from Israel’s universities, high-tech, geological and other industries, to detect and neutralize tunnels.

Here are some videos posted by the IDF about the tunnels and the response to them

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Israel’s government announced on Sunday that it plans to invest roughly half a billion shekels ($142 million) in the northern towns of Kiryat Shmona, Metulla and Shlomi, near the Lebanese border, and the development town of Yeroham in the Negev desert. The money will be invested in the development of local industries in order to attract new residents and retain existing ones.

Israelis Prepare to Mark Remembrance Day
Ahead of Remembrance Day, which commences Tuesday evening, the Defense Ministry released its annual figures Sunday. The report said that Sgt. Eliyahu Drori, 22, who was killed in a training accident Saturday, became the latest on a list of 23,645 IDF soldiers, police officers, prison wardens, Shin Bet security service and Mossad agents have been killed in the line of duty defending the pre-state Jewish community and the State of Israel since 1860. The number also includes soldiers who fought in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army in WWII and civilians killed in terrorist attacks.

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