The underground terror tunnels Hamas is digging in the Gaza Strip will bring nothing but death and destruction to the citizens of the Palestinian enclave, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Yoav Mordechai, told the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency on Thursday.
Maj.-Gen. Mordechai said that the Hamas “tunnels of death” are being dug at the expense of the Gazan populations.
“The tunnels that Hamas is digging will bring disaster to the Gaza Strip, they are tunnels of death,” Mordechai said to Ma’an.
According to Modechai, Hamas is actively using building materials sent to the Gaza Strip as part of aid packages for the use of terrorist activities instead of using them per a UN-brokered agreement on the construction and rehabilitation of destroyed houses belonging to Gazan citizens.
The COGAT stated that 3.5 million tons of building material were transferred to Gaza for reconstruction and suggested to the Strip’s citizens to distance themselves from the tunnel construction especially following the collapse of several tunnels over the past week.
When asked whether or not Israel has had a hand in the collapse of the terror tunnels in recent weeks, Mordechai responded saying “God only knows.”
On Wednesday evening, a tunnel collapsed tunnel in Gaza’s Zeitoun area. The incident was the third time in recent weeks that an underground passageway has collapsed.
Following the incident, Hamas blocked off the area around the tunnel and was making sure that radio stations were not reporting details of