One Dead, Hundreds Injured in Latest Hamas-Led Gaza Riots

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Three of the tunnels were destroyed in Gazan territory and five in Israeli. The tunnel was the fifth detected and destroyed in recent months.

Later on Sunday, Israel went public with a military laboratory it set up in 2016 to pool anti-tunnel expertise. The IDF says it is taking necessary action against people suspected of trying to damage the border fence or provide cover for Hamas attacks.

Some military sources hypothesized that the recent Hamas-led riots in the area were orchestrated to divert attention from the tunnels, reflecting the terror group's complete military and political control of Gaza. Israel has placed a high priority on halting the tunnel threat since Hamas infiltrated Israel during the war.

The IDF plans to have sensors deployed all around the perimeter of Gaza by the end of next year.

By the end of next year, the IDF will deploy sensors as part of the laboratory's tools all along the border, and will complete both underground and overground barriers at the border, as part of a Gaza border defense project estimated to total some 3.5 billion US dollars, Israel's Hadashot TV news reported.

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While the laboratory doesn't "offer any kind of X-ray" allowing the IDF to see everything Hamas is building underground, the technologies employed continue to improve.

Egypt has reportedly invited Fatah and Hamas to its capital as part of a renewed bid to resume the stalled reconciliation talks between the two rival Palestinian factions, Palestinian media reported on Tuesday. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hailed the decline in rioters as a victory for Israel.

Hamas, which rules Gaza, has called for a weekslong campaign of mass protests at the border aiming to highlight the Egyptian and Israeli blockade on the territory. "It extended into Israel and violated Israeli sovereignty". The IDF stressed that even though the tunnel, which began in Jabaliya, crossed into southern Israel, the residents of the area were not in any danger. Israel says the barrier, as well as new technological innovations, have rendered the Hamas tunnel project futile.

"The violent riots that have been taking place in the area of the security fence are an attempt to mask the terror attacks meant to take place above & below ground", the IDF Spokesperson tweeted.