This afternoon Search Patrol and Combat Engineering forces executed wide searches in the military facility territory (Pink Territory), near Rafah, territory under Israeli security control.

During the searches a tunnel for weapons smuggling was discovered. The tunnel was destroyed with explosives under IDF supervision.

During the operation several grenades were thrown and shots fired toward the force. The soldiers returned fire toward the sources of the shots. There were no casualties.

The IDF Spokesperson emphasizes that the Israel – Egypt border in the region of the city Rafah serves as a route for constant weapons smuggling. Weapons that serve terrorists and Palestinian terror organizations for harming Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.