The AL Qassam brigades the armed wing of Hamas said that one of its fighters died on Thursday during a ‘special mission’ at the southern borders with Egypt.

The brigades identified the fighter as Soliman Abu Al Najja, 26 years old. They added that they was killed inside a tunnel at the borders with Egypt and gave no further details.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza announced that with Abu AL Najja death the number of Palestinians killed inside the tunnels since two years had reached 130.

Israeli placed the Gaza Strip under siege in June 2007, leaving the 1.5 million Palestinians living there lacking all basic supplies. The tunnels are the only way to get much needed supplies into the Gaza Strip.