Israelis Find New Tunnel From Gaza Into Israel

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An opening into a tunnel that was exposed by the Israeli military in 2013 near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said Monday that a new tunnel into Israel had been discovered.

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said on Monday that it had discovered and “neutralized” a tunnel running from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory for the first time since a cease-fire ended 50 days of fighting in the Palestinian coastal territory in the summer of 2014.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the discovery, saying, “the state of Israel has achieved a global breakthrough in the ability to locate tunnels.”

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