During a patrol of the Gaza security fence on Monday, January 14, IDF (Zahal) soldiers discovered the exit of a tunnel that originates under the Gaza Strip.
Such a tunnel in Israeli territory indicates a clear intent by Gaza terrorist groups, led by Hamas, to attack Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.
The tunnel shaft discovered in Israeli territory
The tunnel, which is large enough to carry people, is the same kind of tunnel that was used on June 25, 2006, to ambush IDF (Zahal) soldiers, kidnap Gilad Shalit and carry him back to Gaza.
The IDF (Zahal) is currently investigating tunnel pictured above, including how it was built and when. The IDF (Zahal) views the presence of such tunnels in Israeli territory as a serious security threat.