The Times of Israel reported today that IDF troops found a booby-trapped tunnel that opened into a clinic run by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA).
Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said. …
The three troops, part of the elite Maglan unit, were taking precautionary measures in efforts to limit damage to the structure before eliminating the tunnel, when the explosives detonated in the small building.
Fifteen soldiers were injured in the collapse of the building. After the explosion the Israeli troops were fired upon by Hamas terrorists. The operation of the terrorists within and near a United Nations facility is a violation of the neutrality of the UN. The UN’s silence on this breach of its neutrality is also telling.
The discovery of the tunnel comes on the heels of the discovery of three arms caches in UNRWA schools within the past two weeks.
Commando tunnel now found under @UNRWA clinic. If I didnt know any better, I'd say the agency was partnering with Hamas.
— Jonathan Schanzer (@JSchanzer) July 30, 2014
Herb Keinon o The Jerusalem Post reported more on this issue yesterday:
Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools and facilities for terrorist purposes, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzahi Hanegbi said Wednesday.
Speaking at a press briefing in Jerusalem, he pointed out that on three separate occasions UNRWA itself has admitted that rockets were hidden in the basement of their facilities. “Who knows how many were not found,” he said, adding that this phenomenon was “totally unacceptable.”
Beginning to wonder whether the discovery of rockets in 3 @UNRWA schools and a tunnel opening in a clinic is just the tip of the iceberg.
— CiF Watch (@CiFWatch) July 30, 2014
Hamas has a history of using medical facilities to launch attacks.
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