In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, Palestinian protesters wave flags in front of Israeli soldiers on Gaza's border with Israel near Beit Lahiya. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
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Israel's army said Sunday it had destroyed a Hamas tunnel crossing from the Gaza Strip into its territory after more than two weeks of tension along the border of the Palestinian enclave.Israel destroyed the tunnel -- which it said connected to several others within Gaza and could have been used for attacks -- by filling it with material to make it inoperative.It was the fifth Gazan tunnel destroyed by Israel in recent months, Conricus said.Israel has fought three wars with the movement Hamas since 2008, and the group has used tunnels to carry out attacks in the past.Israel has also been building an underground wall around the Gaza Strip to stop tunnel infiltrations.
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