On Tuesday, October 31, was covered by a road near the Jewish settlements around Gaza. This was reported by the press service of the IDF.
This decision was taken in connection with the danger of fire anti-tank missiles from the Gaza strip.
Tensions on the border with Gaza occurred after IDF soldiers destroyed a tunnel that led from Gaza into Israeli territory. As a result of collapse of the tunnel killed several militants. The evening of 30 October, the representatives of the Ministry of health in Gaza announced that the death toll rose to eight.
Among the dead is commander of Islamic Jihad in the Central district of the Gaza strip, Arafat Abu-Murshid and his Deputy Hassan Abu-Hasnin. It is also known that killed the commander of an elite unit of Hamas, arrived at the scene of the explosion together with the rescue squad.
The Deputy head of the Hamas administration in Gaza, Khalil al-Haya said that the «Islamic resistance movement» has the power to «answer» to Israel after the destruction of the tunnel.