Location in central Gaza strip makes clear it was not a smuggling tunnel, al-Qassam brigade publicly mourns the loss
The International Middle East Media Center, a Palestinian news group, reports that Hamas al-Qassam brigade member Tha’er Nayef az-Zare’ey was killed yesterday when a tunnel he was in collapse.
While IMEMC refers to the tunnel as a “siege-busting tunnel,” the location in the central Gaza strip, far from the Egyptian border, demonstrates that it was not a smuggling tunnel. IMEMC reports, Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Central Gaza:
The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, when a siege-busting tunnel collapsed on him near the border in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.
The Brigades identified the fighter as Tha’er Nayef az-Zare’ey, 30, from Deir al-Balah. His corpse was located under the rubble and was moved to the Al-Aqsa Hospital.
Al-Qassam also posted an announcement on its website:
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