Hamas shows new tunnels built in Gaza.
(photo credit: ARAB MEDIA)
Khaled Mithqal al-Hour, a member of Hamas’s armed wing, the Kassam Brigades, died in a tunnel collapse on Saturday evening, according to a statement on Hamas’s official website.
“The martyr Hour met his Lord and departed from our world following a collapse of a resistance tunnel,” the statement said.
Hour was 23-years-old and from the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza. Following the tunnel collapse, his body was transported to the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital in Deir al-Balah.
The statement added that Hamas hopes that Hour’s death will contribute to the “liberation of Palestine.”
“If God permits, the blood of martyrs will remain a lamp along the path of liberating Palestine and a fire burning the occupiers until the leave our land.”
A number of tunnels have collapsed on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnel operatives recently including three in the past month.
After the IDF uncovered a tunnel extending into Israeli territory in April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that Israel has developed a cutting-edge tunnel technology to locate tunnels.
Nonetheless, it is not clear if Israel has played any part in the recent collapses.