Hamas tunnels under UN agency in Gaza

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Published 11 February 2024 at 11.45

Foreign. The Israeli Defense Forces have found one of Hamas's tunnel systems with a secret command center under the UN agency UNRWA's headquarters in Gaza City, Reuters reports.

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TwittraShare< p>The system is about 700 meters long and moves at a depth of 18 meters. There should be offices and data servers, among other things.

– This is one of the central headquarters for intelligence. This place belongs to Hamas's intelligence units, where they directed most of the fighting, says an Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson.

Before Israel showed up, Hamas reportedly abandoned the tunnels and cut cables that ran to the facility , according to Reuters.

In January, information emerged indicating that UNRWA employees participated in the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on October 7. Sweden and several other countries then paused their payments to UNRWA.