Israel printed video on Sunday of what it described as a tunnel dug by Palestinian operatives beneath the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital, a spotlight of its search-and-destroy missions towards Hamas in a battle now in its seventh week.
Whereas acknowledging that it has a community of a whole lot of kilometres of secret tunnels, bunkers and entry shafts all through the Palestinian enclave, Hamas has denied that these are positioned in civilian infrastructure like hospitals.
In an replace on operations in Gaza Metropolis’s Al Shifa Hospital, the Israeli navy stated its engineers had uncovered a tunnel 10 metres deep and operating 55 metres to a blast-proof door.
OPERATIONAL UPDATE: IDF and ISA forces revealed a major 55-meter-long terrorist tunnel, 10 meters beneath the Shifa Hospital advanced throughout an intelligence-based operation.
The tunnel entrance accommodates varied protection mechanisms, reminiscent of a blast-proof door and a firing… pic.twitter.com/tU4J6BD4ZG
— Israel Protection Forces (@IDF) November 19, 2023
“Such a door is utilized by the Hamas terrorist organisation to dam Israeli forces from coming into the command centres and the underground property belonging to Hamas,” stated a navy assertion accompanied by video displaying a slim passage with arched concrete roofing, ending at a gray door.
The assertion didn’t say what was past the door. The tunnel had been accessed by way of a shaft found in a shed throughout the Shifa compound that contained munitions, it stated.
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