The IDF Friday refuted Hamas’s claim that the newly-discovered tunnel, snaking hundreds of meters from Gaza into Israel, was old and disused. It was found to be longer than the 1.7km tunnel discovered last October, sunk 20 meters under ground, lined with quality reinforced cement, fitted with power and an emergency generator and clearly in the middle of construction to the design of professional engineers. The soldiers investigating the tunnel concluded that, like similar structures uncovered in the past, this tunnel was made for a large band of terrorists to creep into Israel under the heavily secured Gaza-Israeli border for a surprise attack or hostage taking..