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  • Israeli troops, using sniffer dogs and robots, hunt for Gaza tunnels

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Colonel Tomer was literally tipped off to the tunnel snaking under a Palestinian village when the tank-churned earth gave way to the weight of one of his behemoth bulldozers' treads.

    Twenty-four hours later, on Wednesday, his forces had cleared a greenhouse that had...

  • Hamas claims responsibility for large terror tunnel

    October 21, 2013 | 11:03 am

    Hamas claimed responsibility for a terror tunnel dug between Gaza and Israel.

    A spokesman for Hamas’ military wing said Sunday during an interview on one of the terrorist movement’s radio stations that the group was responsible for building and maintaining the tunnel, Reuters...

  • Israel finds tunnel dug under its Gaza border, blames Hamas

    October 13, 2013 | 11:54 pm

    Israel displayed on Sunday what it called a Palestinian "terror tunnel" running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.

    "The discovery of the tunnel ... prevented attempts to harm Israeli...

  • Israel, Egypt cooperate

    August 14, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    The story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Did an Israeli drone cross into Egyptian airspace over the weekend and fire a rocket at gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula who were about to launch a strike on Israel? Probably. Will any Israeli or Egyptian official admit it, even off...

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  • Egypt steps up Gaza tunnel crackdown, dismaying Palestinians

    June 24, 2013 | 9:53 am

    Egypt has intensified a crackdown on smuggling tunnels between its volatile Sinai desert and the Gaza Strip, causing a steep hike in petrol and cement prices in the Palestinian territory.

    Palestinians involved in the tunnel business say that the campaign, which began in March and...

  • Egypt-Gaza tunnels must be destroyed, Cairo court says

    February 26, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    A Cairo court ruled on Tuesday the government must destroy all tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, removing a route for smuggled weapons but also a lifeline for Palestinians.

    Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood has close ties with the Hamas Islamists that run Gaza, but many...

  • Terror tunnel from Gaza to Israel discovered

    January 15, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli soldiers found the opening of a large tunnel in Israeli territory dug from the Gaza Strip that officials believe is intended for use in terror activity.

    The tunnel, which was discovered Monday near Kibbutz Nir Oz during a regular patrol near the border with Gaza, was...

  • Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

    September 20, 2012 | 9:24 am

    For years, the tunnel economy in the Gaza Strip has flourished. An estimated 1,000 tunnels were burrowed underground, connecting the southern Gaza town of Rafah and the Egyptian–controlled Sinai Peninsula. Everything from new cars (cut up into pieces for shipping) to cigarettes to...

  • Excavation on Jerusalem tunnel sparks fears of violence

    January 25, 2011 | 9:23 am

    Israeli officials fear the completion of an excavation project near the Temple Mount may spur violence by Palestinians.

    The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday that it had completed the excavation of an ancient tunnel that runs from the City of David in eastern Jerusalem...

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