Gaza: 3 Italian diplomats chased by Hamas terrorists took refuge in UN office
Three Italian diplomats who were hiding from Hamas terrorists at the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza, were let go.
The Italians are security guards who arrived in Gaza on Monday to ensure the visit of the Italian Ambassador to Israel Gianluigi Benedetti on Wednesday.
Hamas security forces suspected they were part of an Israeli undercover unit. They chased the black armored Toyota with diplomatic plates and opened fire at it, but they escaped and took refuge in a UN office in western Gaza.
Hamas and other terror groups besieged the office and demanded to check the identities of the three Italians who were armed with automatic rifles.
Despite UNWRA’s confirmation of their Italian citizenship, Hamas suspected they were elite Israeli special forces using Italian passports.
After the Italian ambassador intervened and talked with Hamas terror group chief Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas security officers checked identities of the Italians and let them leave.