Hamas is working hard to rebuild terror tunnels Israel destroyed in 2014, as well as to construct new ones in order to infiltrate into Israel and carry out terror attacks.
A Palestinian terrorist, a member of Hamas, was killed on Saturday in Gaza when the terror tunnel he was working in collapsed.
The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza announced that Abed Alhaman Alhor, 23 was killed in a tunnel that collapsed in a site south of Gaza City.
Hamas’ Ez A-Din Alqasam’s military Brigade said that the “Shahid Alhor” was killed in one of their tunnels.
Several Palestinian terrorists from several factions were killed in a dozen recent incidents of tunnel collapses.
The latest such incident occurred last month. One Islamic Jihad member was killed, and several other terror operatives were injured.
The wet winter weather, Egyptian operations against the tunnels and possible Israeli involvement were all indicated as possible causes for the tunnel collapses.
The Hamas terror organization is employing over 1,000 residents of Gaza in the digging of its cross-border tunnels, and is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars monthly in wages. Each digger receives $300-400 a month.
Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to penetrate Israel to carry out terrorist attacks against civilians and soldiers and smuggle goods and weapons in and out of Gaza through the Sinai Peninsula.
The IDF destroyed most of the tunnels during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, but Hamas has since been working vigorously to rebuild the network, many times at the expense of innocent Gazans, from whom they steal building materials.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News