Freeze UNRWA funds to Gaza schools over Hamas attack tunnels, Erdan urges

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Freeze UNRWA funds to Gaza schools over Hamas attack tunnels, Erdan urges
At issue were two Hamas tunnels found in the proximity of two UNRWA schools this summer in the aftermath of the 11-Day Gaza war in May.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
AUGUST 12, 2021

Funding to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools for Palestinian school children in Gaza must be frozen as long as Hamas refuse to allow International inspections of the attack tunnels found near those educational institutions, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan said on Wednesday. The UN "cannot allow its own schools and buildings to be used as a sanctuary for terrorists and terror activity," Erdan said in a letter he wrote to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

At issue were two Hamas tunnels found in the proximity of two UNRWA schools this summer in the aftermath of the 11-Day Gaza war in May, known as Operation Guardian of the Walls. One was in Zeitoun and the other in Rafah. The UN had sent a team from its Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to inspect the area of the tunnels by the schools, which are expected to service some 4,000 students when they are slated to open later this month.

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