During operational activity in the area adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip an explosive tunnel detonated. Damage was caused to a vacant military vehicle nearby.
During the past two weeks a number of explosive devices were uncovered in the area adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip, including the explosive device that was detonated at a military vehicle and wounded an IDF officer severely and two additional soldiers lightly. Following the incident it was decided to act in the area in order to uncover additional explosive devices and fix the security fence.
Today, during the aforementioned activity, a number of powerful explosive devices were uncovered, it was during the fixing of the fence that the tunnel exploded.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.