Hamas is seizing construction imports reaching the Gaza Strip and redirecting the materials towards the construction of attack tunnels against Israel, the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told the Palestinian Ma’an news agency on Tuesday.

In an interview, Mordechai said Hamas is seizing quantities of wood and other materials, designed for civilian construction projects in the Strip. He accused Hamas of delaying Gaza’s recovery from last year’s 50-day conflict with Israel.

“Hamas operatives have forcefully taken over storage facilities housing construction imports, and seized them for the organization’s underground infrastructure,” Mordechai told Ma’an. […]