UN discovers tunnel dug under UNRWA school in Gaza Strip

For the second time in five months, the UN agency for Palestinian aid has discovered and sealed a tunnel dug under one its schools. The IDF was notified.
An UNRWA school in Gaza Photo credit: AP/Channel 2 News

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has recently discovered a tunnel dug under one of its schools in the Gaza Strip, Ynet reported Sunday.

UNRWA reportedly closed the school down upon spotting the tunnel and re-opened it 10 days later after sealing it. The agency also reported the discovery of the tunnel to the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai.

"The presence of a tunnel underneath an UNRWA installation, which enjoys inviolability under international law, is unacceptable. It places children and agency staff at risk," the UN said in a statement.



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