Third tunnel this month collapses on Gazan terror operatives
A number of tunnels have collapsed on Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnel operatives recently including three in the past month.
By ADAM RASGONUpdated: AUGUST 7, 2016 17:00
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.
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