JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hamas claims to have built a new terror tunnel to be used in the next conflict against Israel.
A video of the tunnel was screened Sunday on Iranian television, according to reports. A masked terrorist filmed in the tunnel said it measures 2 miles long and is made of concrete. The report indicated that the tunnel crosses over into Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post, which reported that official Israeli assessments do not believe this is true.
Israeli troops destroyed tunnels used by Gaza terror groups during last summer’s Israel-Gaza conflict.
Hamas has been conducting war exercises in recent weeks, the Times of Israel reported, and has threatened to build new tunnels. A road was constructed recently on the Gaza side of the border security fence.