Israel freezes shipments of supplies to Gaza after tunnel discovery
EIN HASHLOSHA, Israel (AFP) - Israel on Sunday froze the shipment of building materials into Gaza after discovering a sophisticated "terror tunnel" into the Jewish state from the Palestinian territory, a defence official said.
"Due to security reasons, (the army) decided to stop for now the transfer of building materials into Gaza," Mr Guy Inbar told AFP.
Mr Inbar, a spokesman for the Israeli Defence Ministry unit responsible for civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, did not say how long the ban would remain in force.
Last month, Israel permitted cement and steel deliveries into the Gaza Strip for use by the private sector for the first time since 2007.