Tunnel shafts allegedly discovered in southern towns

Three shafts possibly connected to tunnels from the Gaza Strip were recently found in Israeli towns on the southern border, Channel 2 reports.

The army says in response that security forces were aware of the sites.

In the coming days, military experts are expected to visit the area to determine whether the shafts are connected to cross-border tunnels.

The openings were discovered some 100 meters (328 feet) from the closest homes, and near a kindergarten. Since they were uncovered, soldiers have been keeping watch of the area, but some cast doubt on whether a tunnel really lies below.

“We didn’t find a tunnel, there’s a suspicion,” says a soldier keeping watch. “That’s why we’re sitting here all the time.

“It’s probably nothing, but we’re checking,” he adds.

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