Important Part of the Latest Hamas Terror Tunnel Story You May Have Missed

In yet another indication of Hamas’ use of human shields, it is being reported how Hamas prevented a UN Mine Action Services (UNMAS) team from getting near a UNRWA school near which a terror tunnel had been found.

Hamas prevented a UN team of experts from working near a tunnel that was found in May near one of the schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), KAN News reported on Tuesday.

The UNRWA Zaitoun Preparatory Boys’ School “A” and Elementary Boys’ School “A” was one of two of the organization’s facilities damaged during the 11-day Gaza war that ended on May 21.

A team of experts from the UN Mine Action Services (UNMAS) had arrived at the school in order to ensure the area was clear of unexploded munitions so that the school could begin its academic year safely.

As soon as Hamas learned that the team was at the school, police arrived at the scene and requested that the team leave immediately. The team subsequently canceled its plans for an additional examination at a school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip where a tunnel was also suspected to have been dug under a UNRWA school, according to KAN.

But here is the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it part of the report that really should have been given more prominence:

Note the Gal Berger tweet, which continues:

Palestinian sources reported to Kan News that the team had arrived at the school from UNMAS — the United Nations Mine Action Services— some days earlier, at the request of UNRWA, in order to ensure that the area was clear of unexploded ordnance and that the school could begin its academic year safely despite the tunnel underneath.

Gazans themselves are getting more and more fed up with Hamas endangering their lives, which is presumably why they would talk to an Israeli news outlet so the word gets out. We saw it a few weeks ago in the wake of the explosion that tore through a house in a popular market, and we are seeing it again here.

Free Gaza from Hamas.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media