Israel filed an official protest against Hamas at the United Nations Security Council after a terrorist tunnel was discovered under two U.N. schools in Gaza.
Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Danny Danon, also submitted the letter of protest to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Israel called on the Security Council to condemn Hamas and to include Hamas on its list of designated terror organizations. Both Israel and the United States recognize Hamas as a terror organization. Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip 10 years ago.
Hamas has denied building the tunnel and said it asked other terror groups in the area if they were responsible. The other groups also denied creating the tunnel.
At the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the tunnel a “war crime.”