He also confirmed that an exchange of messages had taken place between the two sides, as reported by The Times of Israel on Friday.
The messages were conveyed through Turkey and Qatar, among other countries.
Security officials told the Ynet news site that Israeli security officials were concerned that rising tensions, on both sides of the border, over Hamas’s renewed efforts to tunnel under the Gaza border would cause the terror group to assume an Israeli assault was forthcoming. This could possibly lead it to attack Israel preemptively.
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