Israel: We Found 'Terror Tunnel' From Gaza
Movement of construction materials halted
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2013 3:17 AM CDT
An Israeli soldier stands at the exit of a tunnel discovered near the Israel-Gaza border yesterday.   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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(Newser) – Israel has halted all movement of construction materials across the border to Gaza after finding what the military calls a mile-long "terror tunnel" running into the country from Palestinian territory. The military says the tunnel must have taken at least a month to build and could have been used to attack or kidnap Israeli civilians, the BBC reports. Explosives found inside were neutralized. In Gaza, the territory's Hamas rulers accused Israel of "exaggerating things" to justify its blockade, although a spokesman for the group's military wing boasted that "the minds which manage to dig the tunnel can dig dozens more."