The IDF said the passage began in the Gazan city of Khan Younis and extended "hundreds of meters" inside Israeli territory. It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself.
This is the second such tunnel from Gaza destroyed using the new Israeli system in six weeks. The tunnel destroyed on Sunday had been discovered several weeks ago and was monitored by the military, Conricus said.
Al-Qassam Brigades said in an official statement sent to reporters "we call upon our people to continue this Intifada, and to activate all means of resisting and confronting the occupation".
Israeli police on Saturday said that one of two rockets fired from the Gaza strip on Friday was found in the courtyard of a vacant kindergarten in southern Israel.
The operation to detect and demolish terror tunnels is an ongoing process, the IDF continued, pointing out that its capabilities to carry out this mission are constantly improving.
"We see this as a severe violation of Israeli sovereignty and we hold the Hamas terror organization responsible", said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus. The IDF "is prepared for all developments".
An incomplete tunnel running for more than a kilometer from Gaza into southern Israel has been destroyed, Israel's army announced on Sunday.
Members of the Hamas terror group's military wing carry the body of their comrade Mohamed al-Safadi, who was killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike after rockets was sacked from Gaza into Israel, during his funeral in Gaza City on December 9, 2017. No terrorists were killed in the second operation.