Gaza ‘terror tunnel’ uncovered near border kibbutz

( A 1.5-mile tunnel running from the Gaza Strip to the Israeli border kibbutz Ein Hashlosha was uncovered last week, Israeli officials announced Sunday.

The tunnel was meant for the abduction of Israeli soldiers or a large terror attack, defense officials told Army Radio. Equipment found inside the tunnel included a transportation mechanism that could quickly ferry away a hostage.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the discovery of the “terror tunnel” serves as “additional proof that the Hamas terror organization is continually preparing for a confrontation with the state of Israel,” Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on October 13, 2013 .