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Hamas fears that in the coming days, the Gaza Strip will run out of fuel and there will be no electricity, which will cause the ventilation systems in the tunnels dug under the enclave to shut down, a security official told Walla today (Tuesday).

When the electricity runs out, the Hamas terrorists will be forced out of the tunnels into the open air, he claimed.

"According to a calculation made by the security establishment, and an analysis of the humanitarian situation in terms of supplies in general and the amount of fuel in particular in the Gaza Strip, in a short time we will see Hamas come under great pressure," said the source.

He also said that "the leaders, commanders, and activists - what interests the Hamas leadership is the fuel, not food and water. Why? Because most of its leadership and fighters are in tunnels deep underground. They need power to circulate air, operate the communication systems, and activate the rocket launchers."

"They do everything by remote control. Without electricity and without fuel for the generators, they cannot hide in the tunnels. Every day that passes increases their distress. That is why Hamas is under great pressure when they run out of fuel, we will see them come out.

Earlier today, the UNRWA refugee organization said that if fuel does not enter the Gaza Strip by tomorrow, the organization would be forced to stop its activities in Gaza.

IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari responded to the allegations and said: "Hamas has 500,000 liters of fuel, go ask them."