Hamas Islamists in the Gaza Strip
claimed responsibility on Sunday for a tunnel that Israel said
was found beneath the heavily fortified Israel-Gaza frontier.
A website for a Hamas radio station called al Aqsa said the
group's armed wing was responsible for what it called the "Khan
Younis Tunnel," named for a part of the coastal territory where
the subterranean passage was found.
Abu Ubaida, spokesman for the Islamist group's military
wing, said in an interiew broadcast by the station that the
movement's armed brigades "dug the tunnel, they were responsible