The IDF announced Monday that it had discovered an over two-kilometer-long, concrete reinforced tunnel that had been dug from Khan Yunis into an Israeli community adjacent to southern Gaza, and that IDF bulldozers entered Gaza and destroyed the tunnel over the weekend. Foreign sources reported that the approximately 30-meter-deep passage was discovered near Kibbutz Sufa using new IDF technology capable of locating empty spaces in the ground.
The tunnel with multiple branches had electrical and ventilation systems as well as tracks for transporting diggers and materials. It appeared to be wide enough to enable Hamas fighters to infiltrate into Israel and return with Israeli prisoners.
According to findings by the IDF Southern Command, Hamas is investing a large amount of resources to boost its operational abilities, with nearly 1,000 diggers, technical staff and others in its "tunnel command".