The Israeli Defense Forces say that they have discovered a Hamas terror tunnel dug by operatives from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

The tunnel crossed the internationally recognized Israel-Gaza border, but was thwarted when it reached Israel’s high-tech underground barrier — which is several hundred feet away from the border itself and runs across the entire Gaza Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces said that following an “indication” from the barrier system, military specialists uncovered the concrete-lined tunnel emerging from the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.

“The tunnel’s route was located as part of the ongoing efforts to find and neutralize tunnels, thanks to the intelligence collection capabilities of the barrier,” the IDF said in a statement.

Israeli’s Minister of Defense Benny Gantz said in a statement that “even on days when Southern Israel appears calm, underground Hamas continues its efforts to harm Israeli citizens and our sovereignty.

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