THREE ISRAELI SOLDIERS KILLED in Booby-Trapped UNRWA Clinic
Three Israeli soldiers were killed today in a booby-trapped United Nations clinic.
The UNRWA clinic housed the opening to the terrorist tunnel.
Hamas hides their weapons in civilian buildings: schools, mosques & hospitals.
The Maariv Daily reported (translated):
Two Israeli soldiers were killed today by a divice planted under the UNRWA clinic.
Cleared for publication: Two out of three of those killed in an incident in southern Gaza were identified as IDF Sgt. Gottlieb from Rishon Lezion and Sgt. Omar from Savion. Israel confirmed that they were killed by a bomb placed in a tunnel built under the United Nations clinic.
The Times of Israel has more:
Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel
Two of the three were named as Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, 21, of Rishon Lezion, and Staff Sgt. Omer Chai, 21, of Savion.
The three troops, part of an elite tunnel clearing squad, were taking precautionary measures in efforts to limit damage to the structure before eliminating the tunnel when the explosives detonated in the small building.
The troops had sent in sniffing dogs and a small robot to minimize damage to the structure, located in Khan Yunis, but explosives rigged to the underground passage detonated, demolishing the building on top of the soldiers.
IDF soldiers also found a terrorist tunnel whose access shaft was under a Gaza mosque.
Yesterday in Gaza we found a tunnel whose central access shaft was under a mosque. Here is some of what we found: pic.twitter.com/kHMfCW0MMG
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 30, 2014