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Published on 30 October 2017

#Israel - UNRWA finds tunnel underneath Gaza school

In second time this year, tunnel found under educational institution in the strip; 'The presence of the tunnel underneath an UNRWA facility is unacceptable and places the children and staff in danger,' the UN body says.

Published on the 29th of October 2017 on Ynet

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discovered two weeks ago a Hamas attack tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza.

Israel was informed immediately upon the discovery. While Hamas has been digging dozens of tunnels throughout Gaza in a bid to infiltrate Israel and kidnap IDF soldiers or civilians, it was not immediately clear who was responsible for digging the recently revealed tunnel.

“The presence of the tunnel underneath an UNRWA facility,” which enjoys immunity from international law, “is unacceptable and places the children and staff in danger,” an UNRWA statement said.

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