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NYTimes: Tunnel under Al-Shifa Hospital used by Hamas ‘for cover, weapons storage’

Israeli soldiers show the media an underground tunnel found underneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, November 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
Israeli soldiers show the media an underground tunnel found underneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, November 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

A report in The New York Times states that a tunnel underneath the Al-Shifa hospital complex in Gaza City was used extensively by Hamas for military operations and is nearly twice as long as the IDF has publicly revealed.

According to the report, based on an analysis and reconstruction of a video released by the IDF as well as other evidence, Hamas “used the hospital for cover, stored weapons inside it and maintained a hardened tunnel beneath the complex that was supplied with water, power and air-conditioning.”

Citing “classified Israeli intelligence documents,” the report says the tunnel is at least 700 feet long, extending far beyond the hospital and likely connecting to the larger tunnel network used by Hamas in Gaza City, and that it includes “underground bunkers, living quarters and a room that appeared to be wired for computers and communications equipment.”

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