Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Collapse Accident Near Rafah

February 2, 2014 2:21 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0
02 Feb
2:21 PM

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was killed, late on Saturday evening [ February 1 2014], when a siege-busting border tunnel collapsed on him near Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources said that the young man, 20 years of age, is from al-Maghazi refugee camp, and that he died under the rubble; his body was later moved to a local hospital.

It is worth noting that the Egyptian army closed more than %95 of the border tunnel as part of a campaign it started against the tunnels, several months ago.

On Friday at dawn, January 31, 2014, seven Palestinians were injured after the Israeli Air Force fired missiles targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip.

On October 27 of last year, a Palestinian fighter of the al-Qassam Brigades, of the Hamas movement, died in an accident while travelling through one of its tunnels. The fighter was identified as Saleh Yousef al-Basheety, 23.

More than 323 Palestinians have been killed in similar incidents since Israel imposed the deadly siege on Gaza in 2006. At least 20 Palestinians were killed when Israel bombarded tunnels, as they were in them.

In addition, more than 400 patients, including infants and children, died due to Israeli neglect, many of them while awaiting Israeli permits to cross the border for medical treatment.

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