(Gateway Pundit) A Hamas official spoke with Russia Today last week and was asked why Hamas has built 500 kilometers of tunnels but has not built bomb shelters for civilians. The answer was callously honest: Hamas built the tunnels to protect their fighters so they could attack Israel. As for Palestinians civilians? Let the United Nations (and Israel) take care of them.
An interview clip of the October 27 interview on RT with member of the Hamas Political Bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk was posted and translated by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)
Hamas Official Mousa Abu Marzouk: The Tunnels in Gaza Were Built to Protect Hamas Fighters, Not Civilians; Protecting Gaza Civilians Is the Responsibility of the U.N. and Israel #Hamas #Gaza pic.twitter.com/LlIVcQX6dt
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) October 30, 2023
A recent Reuters report included video taken of the Hamas tunnels in 2014:
One freed hostage described Hamas’ tunnel network under the Gaza Strip as ‘a spider’s web.’ Security sources say the tunnels stretch for hundreds of kilometers and present a hidden frontline for Israeli forces in Gaza https://t.co/PmgTfn1ROq pic.twitter.com/notNvM1QME
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 27, 2023
Vice News report on the Hamas tunnels from 2021:
There’s been a lot of talk recently of the tunnels that Hamas controls in Gaza.
The hostages who were released mentioned them and others have discussed how they’re used to hide and smuggle weapons.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 26, 2023
Wikipedia details Mousa Abu Marzouk’s ties to terrorism (excerpt):