We have destroyed an important network of tunnels under Palestine Square in Gaza City, says the Israeli army. In turn, the UN reports in its report that over 570,000 people in the Gaza Strip are going hungry because not enough food has been delivered to the semi-enclave since the outbreak of the war between Hamas and Israel.
Army Israel announced that it had destroyed an important network of tunnels under Palestine Square in Gaza City, the Times of Israel reported on Thursday. The website reminds that on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces showed journalists the square and the entrances to the tunnels. The army checked the interior of the tunnels and obtained intelligence information.
According to the Israeli army, the tunnels were connected to the apartments, offices and hideouts of key Hamas members, including the leader of the organization’s armed wing, Mohammed Deif, and Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’ top official in the Gaza Strip. They were supposed to hide in the tunnels when Hamas launched a brutal attack on Israel on October 7.
The military assured that the demolition of the tunnels was carried out in a controlled manner.
UN report on people “starving” in the Gaza Strip
Over 570 thousand people in the Gaza Strip are “starving” because not enough food has been delivered to the semi-enclave since the outbreak of the war between Hamas and Israel, said a report published on Thursday UN.
“In the current situation, almost everyone in Gaza is hungry,” said Arif Husain, chief economist of the World Food Program.
He warned that if the war between Israel and Hamas continues with the same intensity and food supplies are not increased to pre-war levels, the population of the Gaza Strip will face “famine in the full sense of the word in the next six months.”
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