The Israel Defense Forces ((IDF) on Sunday said it has uncovered a tunnel under Al-Shifa hospital, Gaza, that stretched 55 metres beneath the complex where troops have been conducting a major operation.

Israel has long claimed that Hamas operates from under civilian establishments, using them as a cover.

This is contained in a post by IDF on X handle (formerly Twitter), where footage of the long tunnel was also shared.

It reads : “OPERATIONAL UPDATE: IDF and ISA forces revealed a significant 55-meter-long terrorist tunnel, 10 meters underneath the Shifa Hospital complex during an intelligence-based operation.

“The tunnel entrance contains various defense mechanisms, such as a blast-proof door and a firing hole, in an attempt by Hamas to block Israeli forces from entering.

” For weeks we’ve been telling the world about Hamas’ cynical use of the residents of the Gaza and patients of Shifa Hospital as human shields.”

Abujapress reports that Isreal had launched a brutal offensive in Gaza following a terrorist attack by Hamas on October 7 that saw to the killing of over a thousand Isrealis and abduction of others as hostages.

The Isreali military campaign has, however, witnessed massive condemnation following the death of many innocent civilians.




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