02/28/2016 07:47 Report: At least five Hamas men trapped in Gaza tunnel collapse
WATCH: New video reveals Gaza tunnels built by jihadi group Hamas says it found sensors, cameras in Gaza terror tunnels
The ‘Al Quds’ newspaper reported that Hamas authorities in Gaza are searching for the people trapped in the tunnel collapse. A Palestinian worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel that was flooded by Egypt
A Palestinian worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel that
was flooded by Egyptian security forces. (photo credit:REUTERS)
A Palestinian newspaper is reporting on Sunday that at least five
members of Hamas’ military wing were injured when a tunnel they were in
collapsed underneath the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio said.
The radio network cited a report on the website of Al Quds which said
that a Hamas-built tunnel collapsed in the Zeitoun quarter of
southeastern Gaza City. There has yet to be official confirmation of the
The newspaper reported that Hamas authorities in Gaza are searching for the people trapped in the tunnel collapse. x If
the report is accurate, it would mark the fifth time in recent weeks
that a tunnel built by Islamist forces in the Gaza Strip crumbled.
Earlier this month, a Hamas operative was killed in a tunnel collapse in
southern Gaza’s Khan Younis region, according to Palestinian sources.
A Gaza health ministry spokesman confirmed the reports, saying Marwan
Marouf, 27, a fighter in Hamas’ Izzadin al-Kassam Brigades, was killed
in the tunnel collapse.
Days before, Hamas officials confirmed the death of at least two of its operatives in a tunnel collapse.
In the week prior to that incident, seven Hamas men were killed when a
tunnel collapsed close to Gaza’s eastern border with Israel.
Last month, Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas deputy political bureau chief,
vowed that his group will never stop digging tunnels and upgrading
rockets in preparation for any possible confrontation with Israel.
Last week, Haniyeh said that the Islamist movement’s military wing
discovered sensors, cameras, and other surveillance equipment in one of
its tunnels underneath the Gaza Strip.
The Hamas leader said that the gadgets found by the Izzadin al-Kassam
brigades were planted there in an effort to discover more tunnels.