Second Terror Tunnel Destroyed

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -

The IDF found and destroyed on Tuesday a second tunnel dug from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel.

The military says it blew up the tunnel, which was packed with explosives and stretched dozens of yards into Israel.

Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai warned that the surrounding area is dangerous and “threats are still imminent.”

On Sunday, the IDF announced its discovery of a long, concrete-lined tunnel from Gaza into Israel, which it said terrorists planned to use to attack or kidnap Israelis.

Gaza’s Hamas rulers and their allies have dug tunnels into Israel before. It was through one such tunnel in 2006 that they infiltrated into Israel, killed two soldiers and kidnapped a third, Gilad Shalit, who was held hostage for five years.