Israel alleges Hamas is seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence and said the tunnel destroyed could have been used for that goal, saying it comes from near an area where demonstrators have gathered.
The militant Islamic Jihad group said four of its members were killed Saturday in a "work accident" in the southern Gaza Strip along the border with Israel.
In a press release issued yesterday, campaigners - including War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Defence for Children International-Palestine - said HSBC now holds £831 million worth of shares in companies that sell weapons and military equipment to Israel. Israel and Hamas have fought 3 wars since 2008.
The laboratory, which is run by Captain B, who has a background in both electrical engineering and chemistry, has been responsible for locating and destroying five terror tunnels in recent months. "We allow or will not endure Hamas to turn the edge area". According to the television report, just as Iron Dome is a lot more effective now than when it was first deployed, Israel's tunnel defense is much-improved since it was first instituted two years ago.
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said geophysicists from his ministry were involved in the anti-tunnel efforts, as well as researchers from the Technion, an Israeli university, and from state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said the new Hamas tunnel was connected to a network dug in the northern Gaza Strip and entered Israel near the Israeli community of Nahal Oz.
By the end of next year, the IDF will deploy sensors as part of the laboratory's tools all along the border, and will complete both underground and overground barriers at the border, as part of a Gaza border defense project estimated to total some 3.5 billion US dollars, Israel's Hadashot TV news reported. "It extended into Israel and violated Israeli sovereignty". The Hamas tunnel diggers were attempting to construct an exit to the tunnel when the IDF destroyed it.