UN Secretary General Tours Gaza Border, Visits Hamas Terror Tunnel
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres toured the Gaza border region by helicopter Wednesday, and also visited a Hamas terror tunnel. Gutteres was accompanied on the tour by Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, and by IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.
The Secretary General, who is making his first visit to the region since taking office in January, also met with residents of border communities, who told him about the threats they face from Hamas-controlled Gaza.
“Hamas continues to arm itself in order to harm Israel as it exploits the generous humanitarian aid provided by the international community,” Danon told Gutteres. “They have turned the residents of Gaza into hostages and invest resources into digging murderous terror tunnels.
“At the same time, the Israeli residents of the border communities have stood strong in the face of terror threats, as they build prosperous communities and help further develop the region for the betterment of the next generation,” Danon said.
Gutteres will visit Gaza later Wednesday to tour UN facilities in the Strip.