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Al-Qassam fighter killed in tunnel collapse

May 2, 2015 3:44 P.M. (Updated: May 2, 2015 3:44 P.M.)
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas' military wing Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades said that one of their fighters died in a tunnel collapse on Saturday in the northern Gaza Strip.

In a statement the Brigades identified the fighter as Nihad Awad Khleif, 30, from Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

A number of fighters in Gaza have been killed by accidents during military training exercises in recent years, and the tunnel networks, which are largely used for smuggling in the coastal enclave's south and for military purposes in the north, are notoriously dangerous.

The Institute for Palestine Studies reported in 2012 that Hamas authorities had counted 160 deaths inside the tunnels since the Israeli blockade began in 2007, and in August 2014, Al-Jazeera reported that figure to be as high as 400.

Separately, Islamic Jihad announced earlier on Saturday the death of a gunman from the group's military wing in the northern Gaza Strip, saying that Nasim Khalil Naim had been killed during a "Jihadist mission," without giving further details.
Comments
Robert Haymond / Israel
And yet the international community insists that Gaza (Hamas) receive wood and concrete for rebuilding and look what they do with it. Arab leadership in the Gaza Strip couldn't care less about its populace.
02/05/2015 20:56
Shirl in Oz / Australia
Priceless "Nasim Khalil Naim had been killed during a "Jihadist mission,"
Digging tunnels to carry out terrorist attacks in Israel is a "Jihadist mission,"?
Maybe if the IDF are waiting at the other end!!
03/05/2015 14:12
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