Tunnel Found Under UN School in Gaza

The Fellowship  |  October 30, 2017

Israeli Forces Search For Tunnels Between Gaza And Egypt
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - DECEMBER 9: A Palestinian school boy looks at an Israeli tank as the tank takes a guarding position December 9, 2003, while the Israeli forces search for tunnels under the border which link between Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt. Two Palestinian youths were wounded during the clashes, Al-Najjar hospital said. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

During the summer of 2014, Hamas’ extensive series of terror tunnels underneath Gaza – and leading into Israel – was an especially horrifying discovery, especially those found beneath hospitals and schools. Now, The Times of Israel reports, yet another tunnel has been found under a U.N.-run school:

United Nations officials discovered a tunnel built under a school in the Gaza Strip run by UNRWA, the international body’s agency for Palestinian refugees, the global body said in a statement.

Since the discovery some two weeks ago, UNRWA closed the school and sealed off the opening to the tunnel. The school resumed operations last Wednesday, the UN organization said.

The statement Saturday did not say where the tunnel led, where it was found, or who was believed to have constructed it.

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

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