Hamas-Israel crisis: IDF discovers 800 tunnel shafts in Gaza Strip

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Hamas-Israel crisis: IDF discovers 800 tunnel shafts in Gaza Strip
Hamas-Israel crisis: IDF discovers 800 tunnel shafts in Gaza Strip

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday (December 3, 2023) mentioned it found 800 tunnel shafts in the Gaza Strip because it started a floor offensive focusing on the Hamas group late in October.

Hamas-Israel crisis: IDF discovers 800 tunnel shafts in Gaza Strip

IDF discovers 800 tunnel shafts in Gaza Strip. Photo Courtesy: IDF X web page seize

The Army mentioned 500 such tunnels have been destroyed.

“IDF troops eradicated 500 of the 800+ uncovered shafts to Hamas’ underground tunnels situated close to or inside kindergartens, faculties, playgrounds and mosques,” IDF posted on X.

“To be clear, these locations aren’t childproof, however somewhat teeming with terrorism. Every tunnel shaft and weapon we discover is additional proof of how Hamas intentionally makes use of the residents of Gaza for his or her terrorist agenda towards Israelis,” the pressure mentioned.

Israel and Hamas are engaged in a battle after the latter attacked on October 7 and killed 1,200 folks. The Hamas group member additionally took 240 folks as hostage.

Meanwhile, the resumption of hostilities in Gaza and its terrifying affect on civilians underscore the necessity for the violence to finish and a long-term political answer between Palestinians and Israelis to be discovered, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights mentioned on Sunday.

“Silence the weapons and return to dialogue – the struggling inflicted on civilians is an excessive amount of to bear. More violence isn’t the reply. It will deliver neither peace nor safety,” Volker Türk mentioned in an announcement, voicing deep concern that negotiations in direction of a continuation of final week’s pause had reportedly stalled.

Fighting resumed on Friday and a whole bunch of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bombardments, he mentioned, citing the Gaza Ministry of Health.

No help entered the enclave by way of the Rafah crossing with Egypt on Friday, and supply on Saturday was restricted, additional impacting humanitarian operations to assist hundreds of thousands amid a shortage of meals, water, gas and different primary necessities.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) additionally known as for a ceasefire in Gaza in a put up on social media on Saturday.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned the studies of ongoing hostilities and bombardment have been “petrifying”.

He mentioned a WHO staff visited Nassar Medical Hospital in southern Gaza on Friday, the place numerous folks had sought shelter and sufferers have been receiving care on the ground.

“These circumstances are past insufficient -unimaginable for the availability of well being care,” he wrote tweeted. “I can’t discover phrases sturdy sufficient to precise our concern over what we’re witnessing. Ceasefire. NOW.”

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