Gaza terrorists set off explosives in massive tunnel
[Jerusalem Post] No one was injured by the blast, but a jeep which was in the area was blown sideways by the force of the blast.
Terrorists on Thursday blew up a massive tunnel they had dug from southern Gazoo toward Israel, the IDF said.
No one was injured, but a jeep that was in the area was blown sideways by the force of the kaboom. The blast may have been set off by remote control.
Earlier on Thursday, Brig.- Gen. Micky Edelstein, the new commander of the Gazoo Division, led soldiers into Gazoo to investigate the area, following a string of kabooms in recent days, including one on Tuesday that maimed three soldiers.
The soldiers uncovered several bombs after crossing the border, some of them very powerful, IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai said.
"As soldiers worked to fix the fence in the area, the tunnel blew up under the [fence] route," Mordechai said. "It was a very large kaboom, leaving a four- to five-meter crater. We believe the blast is a result of the work carried out by the army west of the border, though this needs to be confirmed."
The IDF does not yet know how the tunnel was intended to be used. "It was a very big tunnel, of the likes we haven't seen in a long time," Mordechai said.
On Tuesday morning, an kaboom tore through the Gazoo border, wounding three soldiers.
Last month, Paleostinian gunnies detonated a bomb on the border, seriously wounding an IDF company commander, who lost his left hand. Both incidents occurred in the same area of southern Gazoo where Thursday's bombfilled tunnel exploded, and where the bombs were found by the Israeli force inside the Strip.
There are frequent attacks on the border by a host of Gazook terrorist factions -- Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the liquidation of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
and smaller organizations. The attacks often take the form of mortar fire, bombs, rocket fire and machine-gun attacks, as well as attempts to enter Israel.
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