Agence France Presse (AFP)
October 15, 2008 - 8:00pm

Palestinian police discovered a tunnel running under a shop in the Occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday that was subsequently dynamited by Israeli sappers, sources from both sides said. No one was hurt when the tunnel, said by an AFP correspondent at the scene to be dozens of meters deep, was destroyed. A Palestinian security source said several people had been detained and were being questioned about the tunnel, in which no weapons or explosives were found.

An Israeli Army spokeswoman said an investigation had been opened to determine what the tunnel was being used for.

Hebron, located in the southern Occupied West Bank, is a predominantly Palestinian city, but there is a small colony of radical Jewish settlers in the center of the city and tensions often run high between the two communities.


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