A 2.5 km long tunnel from the Gaza Strip ending near Kibbutz Ain Hashlosha has been discovered by Israeli forces. Its starting point was at Kafr Ibsen al-Zariz east if the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis. Investigation of the tunnel for explosives turned up a number of niches and openings, some of them far inside Israeli territory, suggesting they may have been used for Palestinian surveillance ahead of terrorist attacks or abductions. Military sources say this is the third tunnel going under the border fence that has been discovered lately.
Israel Sunday suspended permits for the transfer of building materials into the Gaza Strip Sunday after the secret tunnel walls turned out to be finished with well-made concrete slabs. They were also equipped with electricity, telephones and other mod cons.
At the weekly cabinet session, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel has until now had the quietest year for terrorist activity in a decade but this activity has increased in recent weeks.