Published On: Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

Hamas terrorist ‘attack tunnels’ found under schools in Gaza Strip

Hamas reguarly uses tunnels to smuggle arms and supplies in and out of the Gaza Strip, committing acts of terrorism with these “attack tunnels.” Now, a new report confirms that tunnels have been found under UN schools in the Gaza, crossing into Israeli territory.

Israeli officials are now questioning the links between the UN Relief and Works Administration (UNRWA) and the terror group, asking the United Nations Security Council to condemn Hamas and investigated the possibility of collusion.

“The latest finding verifies once again that Hamas’s cruelty knows no limits, including endangering centers of learning and education, and using children as human shields,” Israeli ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon wrote, according to the Times of Israel. “I call on the Security Council to strongly and unequivocally condemn Hamas and its repeated abuse of civilian infrastructure, and designate this group as a terrorist organization.”

Israeli flag photo/ Heather Truett via pixabay

Danny Danon, Israeli ambassador to the UN, sent a letter to the UN Security Council, urging UN’s most powerful body to openly rebuke Hamas.

The tunnel beneath the UNRWA schools was apparently discovered June 1, but the news was only widely reported last Friday when the organization’s spokesman, Chris Gunness, issued a statement condemning the tunnel.

“It is unacceptable that students and staff are placed at risk in such a way,” Gunness said. “The construction and presence of tunnels under UN premises are incompatible with the respect of privileges and immunities owed to the United Nations under applicable international law, which provides that UN premises shall be inviolable. The sanctity and neutrality of UN premises must be preserved at all times.”

The tunnel was found under the Maghazi Elementary Boys A&B School and the Maghazi Preparatory Boys School in the Gaza Strip while the two schools were under construction.

UNRWA was founded in 1949 to aid Palestinians who fled when Arab armies invaded the new State of Israel in 1948.

In an article for The Tower, Asaf Romirowsky said that UNRWA has since become all but indistinguishable from the Palestinian national cause.

“Today, it is essentially a massive social welfare system serving millions of Palestinians, primarily in the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan,” he wrote. “At the same time, its activities go well beyond simple humanitarianism. It plays a distinctly political role in Palestinian society, working to further the cause of Palestinian nationalism through politicized education, activism, anti-Israel propaganda, and other activities.”

UNRWA has also been accused of colluding with terrorists.

“UNRWA has taken very few steps to detect and eliminate terrorists from the ranks of its staff or its beneficiaries,” James Lindsay, a former UNRWA official, said in a 2009 report, “and no steps at all to prevent members of terrorist organizations, such as Hamas, from joining its staff.”


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