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G-D’S PLAGUES CONTINUE: Hamas Commander Dies in Another Tunnel Collapse


A tunnel near the Israeli border in eastern Gaza caved in on Monday, killing a Hamas commander who was working inside, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.

Hamas officials identified the man as Al-Salam Al-Batniji, 36, and described the collapse of the underground passageway, which is located in the Shujaiyyeh neighborhood, as a “work accident.”

Al-Batniji is the latest Hamas terrorist to die after one of the group’s tunnels caved in. The body of a Gazan man was found in the wake of a Thursday tunnel collapse, while at least a dozen Gazans have been killed in collapses since January 26, according to Agence France-Presse.

Israeli officials indicated last week that the tunnels were likely collapsing because Hamas was building them in sandy earth without proper reinforcements.

Israel has reportedly been working on countermeasures to the tunnels, including a secretive system dubbed “The Obstacle,” which may include acoustic sensors to detect underground digging. Hamas has suggested


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