According to the reports from Gaza, 3 Hamas members who were digging a terror tunnel in the northern part of the Gaza Strip were killed when the tunnel collapsed. At least 19 people have been killed in tunnel collapses in Gaza since the start of the year.
Dozens have been killed in tunnel collapses since the start of the year Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News
Another terror tunnel collapsed today (Thursday) in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. According to the reports, three Hamas members were killed in the incident and several others were injured. At least 19 Hamas members have been killed in tunnel collapses since the start of the year.
Hamas refers to those killed in the efforts to restore the terror organization’s underground tunnel system as “defense and procurement martyrs” or “casualties of jihadi missions.” Usually, they are part of Hamas’s commando forces who plan on using the tunnels they dig when the day comes in order to commit terror attacks or kidnappings. Most of those killed in the tunnel collapses in Gaza are members of Hamas’s military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam.
Most of those killed are members of Hamas’s military wing Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News
Gazan media outlets have reported 10 cases of tunnel collapses in the last year. However, the number of incidents may in fact be substantially higher, as Hamas imposes a media blackout on many such incidents and does not tend to report any details regarding the circumstances that led to the death of its members.