Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon announced a new diplomatic battle against humanitarian funding that reaches Hamas and supports its terror infrastructure. ‘We will not relent until the UN and other aid organizations begin to track and follow every dollar that enters the Gaza Strip,’ he said.
Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to penetrate Israel to carry out terrorist attacks on civilians and soldiers and smuggle goods and weapons in and out of Gaza through the Sinai Peninsula.
Two Palestinian men with entry permits to Israel were caught by Israeli security forces transferring funds from Gaza to Judea and Samaria. They then revealed information about tunnels, many of which are located under civilian structures such as residences and mosques.
The Hezbollah terror organization is digging tunnels from Lebanon into northern Israel, much like those dug by Hamas into southern Israel, the Lebanese daily Al-Safir, which is known for its support for Hezbollah, reported on Wednesday.
During the funeral procession for Hamas members who were killed when the tunnel they were working in caved in, the roof of a nearby building collapsed under the excessive weight of some overly-zealous onlookers.