Israel Says It Destroyed Tunnel Network Connecting North and South Gaza City

Israel’s army said on February 26 that it had destroyed “large parts” of an underground tunnel system connecting north and south Gaza City.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) published this footage described as showing the tunnel system and its destruction on Monday.

It said the system connected the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital in south Gaza City to the Zeitoun neighborhood of the city.

Ynet reported that the network was 10 km (6.2 miles) long.

The IDF said the tunnels contained, “rooms … that included toilets, storage rooms for weapons and combat equipment, a branched shaft system, as well as the bodies of terrorists left in the tunnel.”

The hospital is Gaza’s only cancer hospital, according to Turkish media. It has been out of service since later October when strikes hit its top floor, according to Gaza Now. The hospital’s manager said 10,000 cancer patients in Gaza have not been able to access treatment since the hospital stopped operating. Credit: IDF via Storyful

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