The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, in what it described as a tunnel accident, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Al-Qassam said the fighter was working in one of the tunnels when the tunnel accident happened, and was killed under the rubble.
It identified the fighter as Abdul-Rahman Asâ€™ad Arafat, 24, from Abasan al-Jadeeda town, in Khan Younis district; the Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed his death.
It is worth mentioning that with Asâ€™adâ€™s death in the tunnel accident, the number of fighters, and tunnel workers, who were killed in similar incidents this year arrives to eleven.
Many fighters, and workers, have been also been killed and injured after the Israeli army bombarded the tunnels.