In a video posted by the United States embassy in Tel Aviv on Thursday, Ambassador Dan Shapiro visited a tunnel penetrating Israel from Gaza that was announced earlier this week. He was briefed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) about the professional, advanced nature of the structure.
Demonstrating U.S. support for Israel's security and its right to defend itself, he told reporters, in Hebrew, "I was shocked from what I saw in the tunnel. It is clear that this tunnel has only one purpose: to carry out violent terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers." He condemned the terrorist effort.