A combination of intelligence, boots on the ground and a ground-breaking tunnel detection system led to discovery Thursday of another cross-border tunnel extending into Israeli territory from southern Gaza.

It was the second discovery in two months of the type of attack tunnels exposed during fierce urban combat in the summer 2014 war between Israel and the Hamas organization that controls the Gaza Strip.

As in a mid-April discovery of the subterranean border breach, the tunnel was destroyed.

“The tunnel was uncovered as part of extensive counterterror efforts of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that have taken place since Operation Protective Edge,” the IDF said in a statement, referring to the 51-day war that began in July 2014. […]