Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Saturday, that one resident was killed and several others were injured after falling into a siege-busting tunnel along the Egypt border in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.The sources identified the youth as Tha‚Äôer Madi, in his twenties, and added that the two wounded residents suffered serious injuries.
The Palestinians depend on the tunnels for their basic supplies due to the deadly Israeli siege that was imposed on Gaza five years ago.
More than 200 Palestinians have been killed in similar tunnel incidents, and more than 800 have been injured since 2006. Some of them were killed and injured due to tunnel accident, and many other were died of injured after the Israeli army bombarded tunnels while they were in them.
The siege has left Gazan hospitals and medical center out of basic and specialized supplies and equipment, an issue that has led to the death of more than 400 patients, including infants and children. Many patients died while waiting permits from Israel to cross the border for medical treatment.