Connections between Hamas and the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA, are growing more apparent. On Saturday, the Israeli military said it found a Hamas intelligence center underneath the agency’s headquarters in Gaza City.
According to the Times of Israel, captured terrorists helped Israel find the underground base. The agency says it left the headquarters on Oct. 12, only five days after the war began, and is “unable to confirm or otherwise comment” on the discovery. But Israel is skeptical, saying such a base would have taken longer than four months to build.
Last month, several countries paused funding for the agency after Israeli intelligence said at least 12 UNRWA workers were connected to the October 7th terror attack. Israel claims roughly 10% of the agency’s employees are connected to terror groups.