Hamas terror operatives in Gaza tunnel.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip collapsed on Thursday. According to reports, three Hamas activists were killed and several others were injured.
Channel 2 reported that since the beginning of the year, 19 Hamas activists have been killed by collapsed terror tunnels.
Eight Palestinian tunnel operatives were wounded in a tunnel collapse in August in the northern Gaza border town of Shuja’yya, according to Ma’an News Agency.
A number of tunnels have collapsed on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnel operatives in the past year.
Israel's views the tunnels as a major security threat and have reportedly drawn up plans to protect Israel's southern communities.
Israel’s defense establishment plans to build a concrete wall that goes tens of yards underground as well as above ground along the Gaza Strip border.
The plan, revealed in June on the front page of the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot,
will cost an estimated $568 million, less than previously estimated, according to the report.
Adam Rasgon and JTA contributed to this article.