The tunnel was reported to be 1.5 km long (about one mile), and going down 80 meters (260 feet), underneath the Kerem Shalom border that crossed into Israel and then flowed into Egypt. Conricus also said that the tunnel could have also been utilized for the objective of transferring terrorists from Gaza to Egypt, from where the targets could have been killed.
"This is a blatant violation of Israeli sovereignty, endangering the citizens of Israel and sabotaging the humanitarian efforts that Israel is making for the citizens of Gaza", read a statement by the IDF.
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Rich Feldman will take over from Joel Seligman, who announced he would step down to give the university a fresh start. Because of the pending legal case, they declined to participate in interviews with White's investigators.
The strike came shortly after the military announced it would not be opening the Kerem Shalom Crossing into the Gaza Strip on Sunday, following a "situational assessment". According to the Israeli military, the tunnel was made by the Hamas, which is a terrorist group that has a major influence in the Palestine complex.
The tunnel was positioned in southern Gaza, near the Kerem Shalom crossing where the borders of Israel, Gaza and Sinai meet.
Tensions have risen since President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on December 6 by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian security sources in Gaza said nobody was hurt in the Israeli strike.
Israel has now confirmed that it attacked and destroyed the Gaza Channel that stretches into Egypt.
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Once we came to the United States, we were welcomed. "He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". His comments drew a chorus of condemnation inside the United States and internationally, especially in Africa.
Commenting on the demolition of the tunnel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that "some people say that when the IDF attacks Gaza they are hitting sand dunes, but that is incorrect". "Hamas must understand that we will not permit these attacks and we will respond with even greater force".
The Israeli military said it has destroyed three tunnels in the past two months.
Conricus said as the tunnel entered Egyptian territory; the army was in contact with Cairo about its destruction but would not elaborate on the extent of the cooperation.
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Helen Murdoch, a resident of Santa Barbara, described the damage done by the mudslides this way: "I would say it's apocalyptic". Heavy rain and a "deep rumbling" sound preceded the massive amounts of mud that blanketed miles and killed at least 17 people .
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