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The Israeli military stated on Sunday that it has identified more than 800 underground tunnels and several miles of tunnel routes in the Gaza Strip belonging to Hamas, approximately 2 months after the start of the conflict. Israel claimed that some of the shafts were strategically connected to underground Hamas assets, including weapons found in several.
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Approximately 500 tunnels and miles-long tunnel routes were destroyed through explosions or blockades.
The Israeli military reported, “The shafts were located in civilian areas, and many were situated near or within buildings such as educational institutions, kindergartens, mosques, and sports fields.”
After the end of the ceasefire week allowing the exchange of captives between terrorist-held hostages and Israeli-held Palestinian prisoners, Israel intensified its military offensive in Gaza. Hamas stated that more than 700 Palestinians were killed on the first day of renewed fighting. The group’s leaders mentioned in a statement, “There is no safe place in Gaza as Israeli occupying forces commit atrocities everywhere in the Strip.”
The conflict began on October 7 when Gaza militants infiltrated the Israeli border in a deadly attack, resulting in around 1,200 casualties, including women and children. Israel claimed that nearly 100 of its soldiers were killed in the ensured attack on Palestinian territories. The Gaza Health Ministry reported over 15,000 Palestinian casualties, with a majority being women and children.
Expressing regret over the ‘brutal escalation of hostilities,’ the United Nations criticized the actions. Israel, which had ordered the evacuation of more than a million Gazans from the enclave’s northern region in the weeks leading up to the conflict, issued further evacuation orders on Sunday for southern Gaza and additional areas as residents struggled to find safe havens.
Israeli authorities have relocated most of their bombardment to the second-largest city in Gaza, Khan Yunis, in the south. Israeli officials believe that members of Hamas’ military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, have joined people evacuated from northern Gaza and are hiding in the city and its surroundings, which used to be home to over 200,000 people before the war. The area now has even more crowds after residents from the north sought refuge here.
United Nations Human Rights Chief Volker Turk stated, “The cruel escalation of hostilities in Gaza and the terrifying impact of violence on civilians underscores the imperative to end the senseless violence,” emphasizing that civilian suffering was “far too much to bear.