(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a sudden turn of events confirming the United Nations has been infiltrated by terrorists, Israel has discovered a tunnel network operated by Hamas underneath the main office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza City.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed that one of the tunnel entrances was located near a UNRWA school while the network itself is nearly 60 feet deep, extends for a half-mile and reportedly uses electricity directly from the UNRWA facility.
The IDF found electrical equipment that indicated the militants were diverting power from the UN agency to support their operations within the tunnel system. This method of stealing electricity was also observed in tunnels beneath hospitals in Gaza.
During a media tour of the tunnels, IDF Lt. Col. Ido explained that the electricity used within the tunnel network was sourced from UNRWA. He highlighted the presence of electrical wiring and batteries within the tunnel that connected to the UNRWA’s headquarters.
The IDF also discovered rifles, ammunition, grenades and explosives, within the headquarters. However, reporters noted that definitive proof of Hamas operations beneath the UNRWA headquarters was not provided during the tour.
UNRWA is currently under scrutiny following reports that at least 12 of its staff members were involved in a Hamas terrorist attack on October 7, which resulted in over 1,200 deaths in Israel. Furthermore Israeli intelligence alleges that many UNRWA staff have family ties to the terrorist group Hamas.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini responded to these findings by stating the agency was allegedly unaware of any Hamas facilities underground. He called for an independent inquiry into the matter and mentioned that a September inspection of the headquarters showed no signs of Hamas tampering.
Lazzarini emphasized UNRWA’s lack of military or security expertise to conduct such inspections and suggested that any connections between the tunnels, the agency and the weapons found were likely recent developments.
Lazzarini criticized Israel for not informing UNRWA about the discovery of the new tunnel, which the agency learned about through media reports even though both Hamas and Israel were notified of tunnel discoveries near UNRWA premises with the information made public.