On Monday afternoon, Israeli Defense Forces destroyed a network of terror tunnels near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, according to AFP. The Times of Israel reported at least seven terrorists were killed, although other estimates ran as high as 12:
The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry said four of the dead were Islamic Jihad members, including two senior commanders, Arafat Abu Murshad, the Islamic Jihad’s central Gaza commander and his deputy Hassan Abu Hassanein. The other three were named as Ahmad Khalil Abu Armana, 25, Omar Nasar al-Fallit, 27, and Jihad Abdullah al-Samiri, 32. Two Hamas members, Musbah Shabir, 30 and Mujahid Mohammed Marwan Algha, were also killed during the rescue operation, Hamas said.
IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus stated: “
According to Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, the tunnel ran deep into Israeli territory.
On Sunday, Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon announced that there was a tunnel underneath a Gaza school run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. He accused Hamas of using UNRWA facilities as “terror bases” and Gazan children as “human shields,” adding, “Yet another terror tunnel under a UNRWA schoolyard. This is what Hamas rule looks like and this is more proof of the double war crime committed as terror tunnels are built to attack Israelis, while using the children of Gaza as human shields.”
Reported by: Hank Berrien – The Dailywire