Monday, 19 August 2019 03:25 GMT

Gaza tunnel collapse kills Islamic Jihad operative

(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) One Palestinian was killed and several others wounded when an attack tunnel collapsed in the north Gazan border town of Beit Hanun, Saraya al-Quds, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, said Sunday.

'One of the Jihadi fighters of the Northern Brigade has risen to heaven as a martyr,” the group said in a statement published on its website.

The statement identified the deceased tunnel worker as Ibrahim Hassan al-Masri, a 28-year-old Gazan, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahiya, approximately 4 km. from Beit Hanun.

'We emphasize that the blood of martyrs will not be wasted and will be a curse that follows the occupier everywhere.

We renew our insistence on the path of jihad and resistance until the complete liberation of Palestine";s beloved land,” the statement added.

A number of tunnel workers have been killed in numerous collapses over the past year, though the exact reasons for the collapses remains unclear.

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.

July 8 marked two years since the start of Operation Protective Edge, the 51-day war with Gaza during which Israel destroyed 32 attack tunnels.


Gaza tunnel collapse kills Islamic Jihad operative


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