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October 30, 2017 11:47 am

Hamas Terror Tunnel Discovered Under UNRWA School in Gaza

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An IDF soldier overlooking a Hamas terror tunnel in Gaza in 2014. Photo: IDF.

JNS.org – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) stated on Saturday it had discovered a Hamas terror tunnel located underneath one of the UN body’s schools in the Gaza Strip.

The tunnel was reportedly discovered around two weeks ago, and prompted the UN agency to close the school while it sealed the tunnel’s opening. According to UNWRA, the school was reopened Oct. 25.

“The presence of a tunnel underneath an UNRWA installation, which enjoys inviolability under international law, is unacceptable,” UNWRA said in a statement. “It places children and agency staff at risk.”

UNWRA did not specify where the tunnel led to, where it was discovered and who was responsible for its construction.

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Sunday, “Yet another terror tunnel under an UNRWA schoolyard. This is what Hamas rule looks like and this is more proof of the double war crime committed as terror tunnels are built to attack Israelis, while using the children of Gaza as human shields.”

In June, UNWRA similarly uncovered a Hamas terror tunnel underneath two of its schools in Gaza.

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