Israel attacked Hamas military infrastructure at Al Azhar University in Gaza: found weapons and an underground tunnel

The remains of Al-Azhar University in Gaza are seen (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun) (RONEN ZVULUN/)

The Israeli Army reported this Friday that it attacked yesterday military infrastructure of the Islamist group Hamas on the campus of Al Azhar University in Loop. There he found weapons and a tunnel.

On Thursday, the Army attacked “complexes with terrorist infrastructure used for Hamas military activity at Al Azhar University,” located in the Rimal neighborhood, in the center of the Palestinian city of Gaza.

“Within the university campus, troops located terrorist infrastructure, including an underground tunnel “which ran from the university courtyard and continues to a school a kilometer away,” an Israeli military spokesman said in a statement.

The tunnel extended for a kilometer. He did not provide video or photo evidence of the tunnel, but posted photos of weapons he said soldiers found at the university, including explosives and rocket parts.

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The Israeli Army reported this Friday that it attacked military infrastructure of the Islamist group Hamas on the campus of Al Azhar University in Gaza yesterday.

“Numerous weapons were located and taken, including explosive devices, rocket parts, launchers, explosive device detonation systems, and various technological assets for intelligence analysis and research.”

The military said it also found a Hamas control room with cameras, phones, walkie-talkies and weapons near a hospital in northern Gaza, as well as an additional entrance to the tunnel. A photograph released by the military showed an opening to an underground passageway with a staircase leading down.

These findings, he assured, “show that Hamas took advantage of the university building for attacks against our forces,” and that the terrorist group is embedded in civilian areas, a claim central to Israel’s justification for heavily attacking civilian areas in Gaza and calling for mass evacuations. Israel says militants use an extensive network of tunnels that run beneath civilian infrastructure such as schools and hospitals to carry out military operations.

Israeli soldiers also “conducted a targeted raid” on what they described as “a Hamas observation control room” in the area of ​​the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza, where they found “two hundred communication devices and dozens of cameras,” as well as “an operational tunnel, chargers, grenades” and more military equipment.

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“Numerous weapons were located and taken, including explosive devices, rocket parts, launchers, explosive device detonation systems, and various technological assets for intelligence analysis and research.”

All this while Israel continues the military offensive in the Gaza Strip, which has already resulted in more than 17,400 Palestinians dead since the beginning of the conflict, on October 7, according to Gazan authorities.

The war, which has now lasted 63 days, broke out with a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel that left at least 1,200 dead and more than 240 people taken hostage to Gaza.

Also this Thursday, the Israeli army said that two soldiers were seriously injured in a failed attempt to free Israeli hostages held in Gaza. He killed numerous militants in the night operation, but was unable to rescue any captives.

Earlier Friday, Hamas said its fighters had stopped a rescue attempt and clashed with Israeli special forces. He claimed that an Israeli soldier who was being held hostage was killed by Israeli aerial fire intended to protect retreating forces. Israel’s military did not comment on the claim.

Hamas is believed to have some 137 hostages who were captured in the October 7 cross-border attack that sparked the war.

(With information from AP and EFE)

Source-www.infobae.com