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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Tunnel collapse!

The Al Qassam website says:
Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades (E.Q.B) the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas, mourned on Sunday morning, February 5th, 2012, the death of the Qassam member Sameer Abdulrahman Al Ejlah,28, from Al Shujaeiah neighborhood east of the Gaza city.

The brigades confirmed in a press statement released on Sunday morning, that the martyr Sameer has accidentlly died, adding that he was martyred after a long bright path of Jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice

Al Qassam Brigades mourn the death of the Mujahed, reaffirms the commitment and determination to continue the resistance against the belligerent occupation forces.
How exactly did he die? According to Palestine Today, he died when a "resistance tunnel" collapsed.

Was this a smuggling tunnel? Actually, it doesn't seem to be. The tunnel wasn't in Rafah, but apparently in Gaza City.

So this was most likely a bunker where Hamas keeps its weapons and explosives. Or, possibly, a tunnel meant to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

UPDATE: Turns out there were two "martyrs" yesterday. One died in a "training accident."