An Israeli incursion into Gaza will have to cope with the fact that 70% of the Gaza population dwells in UNRWA refugee facilities. As documented below, Hamas has embedded itself in the UNRWA schools in Gaza, which have been constructed by the US, the UK, the EU and Norway.
A war against Hamas in Gaza may be fought on the battlefields of UNRWA school grounds,
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UNRWA SCHOOLS IN GAZA: A Greenhouse for Hamas:
The “Professional List” headed by senior Hamas activist, Suhail al-Hindi, won a landslide victory in the elections to UNRWA Staff Union elections held in September 2012. With high turnout of approximately 11,500 UNRWA employees who cast their ballot, the “Professional List”, affiliated with Hamas, won all 11 seats of the teachers sector, 6 out of 7 seats of the workers sector and 8 out of 9 seat of the services sector.
The “Karameh [dignity] List”, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, took part in the elections.
Fatah, on the other hand, boycotted the elections a¬rguing that Hamas controls UNRWA Staff Union and restricts the activity of its members