Qassam members martyred in tunnel collapse

Al Qassam

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Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, military wing of Hamas movement, announced that seven members were martyred in tunnel collapse on Thursday east of Gaza Strip.

In a statement, the Brigades identified its members as Ghazwan Ash-Shubaki, Waseem Hassouna, Nidal Oda, Kamal Basal, Jaafar Hamada, Thabet Ar-Rifi, Ezzedeen Qasem, all of them are from Gaza City.

Earlier, the Brigades announced that it has lost contact with an elite unit of its members inside a tunnel after its collapse in the Gaza Strip.

In a brief press released yesterday, the Brigades stated that the incident happened on Wednesday night as a result of the bad weather conditions.

A number of Freedom fighters in Gaza have been martyred by accidents during military training exercises in recent years, and the tunnel networks, which are largely used for resisting the Israeli forces during Israeli Offensives against Gaza Strip.