“This is one of the central commands of the intelligence. This place is one of the Hamas intelligence units, where they commanded most of the combat.”
New evidence of the cooperation between United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Islamist terror organization Hamas came to light after Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) discovered a tunnel shaft near a UNRWA school during its operations in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military announced on Saturday.
The tunnel shaft, near the school, led to an underground shelter that served as a valuable asset for Hamas’s military intelligence wing, according to the IDF. The route connected to the tunnel also led to a path beneath UNRWA’s central headquarters in the Gaza Strip.
According to the report, the tunnel was 700 meters long and 18 meters deep and contained several constructed side doors to various new routes. The IDF stated that the newly acquired intelligence from this operation will allow it to conduct additional raids on Hamas in the future.
The discovery comes after revelations last week UNRWA staff in Gaza acted as terrorists in the invasion of southern Israel on October 7. Commentators and Israeli officials say the tunnel under UNRWA in Gaza puts the UN agency at the center of terror operations against Israel.
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