UNRWA discovered militant tunnel under one of its schools in Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, said it discovered two weeks ago a Hamas tunnel underneath one of its schools in the Gaza Strip. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for digging the recently revealed tunnel. UNRWA officials complained to the relevant officials against the violation of the UN’s policy of neutrality in areas where its forces and bodies are present. In a statement, the UN body emphasized that “The presence of the tunnel underneath an UNRWA facility,” which enjoys immunity from international law, “is unacceptable and places the children and staff in danger.” Immediately after the tunnel’s discovery, UNRWA staff closed down the school and sealed off the exposed space underground. The school resumed normal activities last Wednesday after ten days of closure. It is important to note that Israel was informed immediately upon the discovery of the tunnel.