Hamas is working hard to dig more tunnels with which the terror organization hopes to attack Israeli civilians and soldiers.
A Palestinian terrorist, a member of Hamas’ Izzadin al-Kassam military wing, was killed on Monday in Gaza when the terror tunnel he was working in collapsed.
He is the second Hamas terrorist to die in such circumstances in a week.
Several Palestinian terrorists from several factions were killed in a dozen recent incidents of tunnel collapses.
The previous 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, and the IDF has exposed several of them.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News