February 20, 2024

Israel Reveals Hamas Intel Tunnel Underneath UNRWA HQ in Gaza

Israel revealed a serious Hamas intelligence tunnel Saturday that’s partially situated beneath the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which has not too long ago misplaced funding on account of workers involvement in terrorism.

In a joint assertion Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet, or Shabak) stated:

Over the final two weeks, IDF and ISA forces have been conducting a division-level focused raid on terror targets in northern and central Gaza.

The forces operated in the areas of Shati and Tel al-Hawa in northern Gaza. Approximately 120 Hamas terrorists have been killed and 20 terrorist infrastructure websites have been destroyed as a part of the operation. 

Following ISA intelligence, the forces arrived at a tunnel shaft close to an UNRWA college. The shaft led to an underground terror tunnel that served as a major asset of Hamas’ navy intelligence and handed beneath the constructing that serves as UNRWA’s most important headquarters in the Gaza Strip. 

The tunnel was 700 meters lengthy and 18 meters deep and contained a number of blast doorways. All kinds of intelligence property have been seized in the course of the operation. The newly-found intelligence will permit the forces to function in opposition to extra Hamas targets. The dismantling of the tunnel weakens Hamas’ intelligence capabilities.

The forces situated electrical infrastructure contained in the tunnel linked to UNRWA’s most important headquarters, beneath which the underground tunnel was situated, indicating that UNRWA’s services provided the tunnel with electrical energy.

Following these findings and primarily based on preliminary ISA intelligence, the forces carried out a focused raid on UNRWA’s central headquarters, which comprises places of work for numerous humanitarian and worldwide organizations. Large portions of weapons have been discovered contained in the rooms of the constructing, together with rifles, ammunition, grenades and explosives. Intelligence and paperwork found in the places of work of UNRWA officers confirmed that the places of work had in reality additionally been utilized by Hamas terrorists.

UNRWA has suffered funding cuts from a number of donor international locations, together with the U.S., following revelations that at the least a dozen members of its workers participated in the Hamas terror assault of October 7. The company additionally perpetuates the concept that Palestinians will in the future return to Israel and displace Israelis, and has been proven to have indoctrinated Palestinian youngsters to imagine that.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the writer of the current e book, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now out there on Audible. He can also be the writer of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.