Hamas terrorist killed in fourth Gaza tunnel collapse in recent weeks
Hamas terrorist was killed Tuesday in a tunnel collapse in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis region, according to Arab sources.
A Gaza health ministry spokesman confirmed the reports, saying Marwan Marouf, 27, a terrorist in Hamas’ Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades, was killed in the tunnel collapse.
There are reports of multiple wounded or missing.
The incident marked the fourth Gaza tunnel collapse in recent weeks.
Speaking at a conference on military-civilian relations IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said that the threat of Hamas’ network of terror tunnels “has been a top priority for us since late 2013. Our enemies didn’t just forget about it after [Operation] Protective Edge, and they are investing considerable resources in it.”
“We are looking at every possible countermeasure to neutralize [the threat]. We have advanced capabilities … but I can’t elaborate on everything we’re doing. Much of it is done far from the public eye.”
The military is “concentrating considerable engineering and intelligence efforts versus this threat. We possess the most advanced capabilities in the world, and we won’t be fooled by the lull in the south,” he said.