Israel has released a video revealing the discovery of a tunnel dug by Palestinian operatives under Gaza’s largest hospital. The tunnel, which was found during the Israeli military’s search-and-destroy missions against Hamas, is said to be 55 meters long and 10 meters deep, leading to a blast-proof door. Israel claims that Hamas uses these tunnels to protect their command centers and underground assets.
Hamas, on the other hand, denies the existence of tunnels within civilian infrastructure such as hospitals, although Israel acknowledges the presence of a vast network of secret tunnels, bunkers, and access shafts throughout the Palestinian enclave.
The tunnel was accessed through a shaft found in a shed within the Shifa Hospital compound, which also contained munitions. The Israeli military did not disclose what was beyond the blast-proof door in the tunnel.
The video released by Israel shows a narrow passage with arched concrete roofing, leading to the grey door. The military statement accompanying the video emphasizes that this type of door is used by Hamas to prevent Israeli forces from entering their command centers and underground assets.
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