Forces Raid UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza, Uncover Terror Operations

By Yoni Weiss

IDF soldiers seen during an operation in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday. (IDF Spokesman)

Israeli troops raided the Gaza City headquarters of a U.N. agency overnight Tuesday, where Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists were reportedly operating, the IDF announced on Wednesday morning.

According to the IDF, the terror groups were using the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) headquarters as a base for launching attacks on soldiers in central Gaza. During the raid, troops engaged in close-quarters combat, killing multiple terrorists and discovering large caches of weapons.

The UNRWA, responsible for supporting Palestinian refugees, has faced intense scrutiny for months. Israeli officials have called for the agency to be stripped of its authority in Gaza and defunded, following revelations that some agency staff participated in Hamas’s Oct. 7 attacks. In response, the Israeli government is bypassing UNRWA in distributing humanitarian aid.

On Tuesday, the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee advanced legislation to designate UNRWA as a “terror organization,” removing its diplomatic immunity, tax-exempt status, and other legal benefits.

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