Outgoing Commanding Officer of the Gaza Division, Brigadier General Nimrod Aloni, said: “The IDF Gaza Division has been operating in recent weeks to neutralize this Hamas terror tunnel. We are speaking about an attack tunnel with two separate routes that crossed into Israeli territory but did not cross the new underground concrete sensory barrier. Therefore, it did not pose a risk to Israeli civilians at any time.”
“The tunnel routes were neutralized during Operation Guardian of the Walls, thanks to an indication to its presence by the new barrier. We recently identified efforts to restore the old tunnel route. Following an examination, we located the two tunnel routes. The neutralization of this tunnel joins a long list of covert and open operations that significantly damaged the underground terror tunnel program of the Hamas terrorist organization, and we will continue to go after them.” Aloni added.