The tunnel, which was uncovered this week, is more than 5 feet high and has telephone connections and electrical power, The Jerusalem Post reported. About 24,000 cement slabs went into its construction, cement Israel sent to Gaza for civilian rebuilding, officials said.
Officials suggested the tunnel could have served two purposes. One is facilitating the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers to be used to win the exchange of Hamas prisoners being held by Israel and the other is potential terrorist attacks.
The tunnel was the third one found this year.