Israel says it destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel

Israel says it destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel

An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip destroyed a Hamas tunnel giving frogmen unseen access to the sea from their base, the Israeli army said Sunday.

The IDF said the tunnel would have enabled Hamas naval commandos to carry out amphibious terrorist attacks against Israel.

"We continue to monitor using all our operational, technical and intelligence capabilities that we have at our disposal", he added.

The tunnel provided Hamas covert access to the Mediterranean coast, though it did not actually reach Israeli waters, stopping 3 kilometers short of the northern border with Israel, IDF spokesman Lt. Col Jonathan Conricus revealed to global media in a phone briefing.

"The entry point was inside a Hamas facility on land, and the tunnel extended several dozen meters, with the exit point being underwater (not very deep underwater)", said Conricus.

Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians and fired tear gas into crowds of protesters on Friday in clashes at the Gaza border fence.

Following a request by the Palestinians earlier today (Saturday) to hold an emergency meeting at the UN's General Assembly over what they are calling "an excessive use of force" by Israel, the United Nations is scheduled to vote as early as this Wednesday on a resolution on Gaza that will condemn Israel.

There have been no Israeli fatalities. The demonstrations coincide with Al-Quds Day - or Jerusalem Day - began by Iran to protest against Israeli rule of the holy city.

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