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Video Footage: IDF and ISA Uncover Hamas-Operated Terror Tunnel Beneath Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza

Nov 19, 2023

Hamas-Operated Terror Tunnel Beneath Shifa Hospital

In a significant operation, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), aided by specialized units from Duvdevan, Yahalom, and Oketz, have uncovered a Hamas-operated terror tunnel. The tunnel, extending approximately 55 meters in length and 10 meters deep, was found beneath the Shifa Hospital, following coordinated efforts by the IDF, the Israel Security Agency (ISA), and the AMAN military intelligence.

The Terror Tunnel

The tunnel’s entrance, accessible via a deep stairway, was fortified with defensive measures, including a swing door and a firing position. Such security arrangements are typical of Hamas, which utilizes them to prevent entry into its subterranean command centers and facilities.

This discovery has shed light on the use of civilian infrastructures by Hamas for terror activities, raising concerns about the group’s exploitation of the Gaza Strip’s residents as human shields. The presence of the tunnel under a hospital complex is particularly alarming, highlighting Hamas’s strategy of intertwining its military operations within civilian areas to deter attacks.”

The Tunnel Entrance

The entrance to the tunnel was located within the premises of the hospital, hidden beneath a canopy. Notably, a vehicle was also found under the canopy, equipped with an array of weaponry. This arsenal included RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades), explosives, Kalashnikov rifles, and other armaments.

The discovery of such heavy and diverse weaponry in a hospital area is a stark reminder of the complexities and challenges in dealing with armed conflicts where combatants operate within civilian spaces.”

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