Palestinian medical sources reported that one worker was killed late on Tuesday evening in a tunnel accident in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources stated that resident Yousef Khalil Al Bal’awy, 29, died after a tunnel collapsed on him burying him under the sand.
It is worth mentioning that more than 150 Palestinians were killed in similar tunnels accidents since Israel imposed the deadly siege on Gaza more than four years ago.
Hundreds of patients, including infants and children, also died in Gaza hospitals as the Israeli siege on Gaza left its hospitals lacking the basic medications and medical supplies.
The repeated invasions and wars against Gaza led to thousands of casualties, and the army also bombarded a number of hospitals during the December 2008 – January 2009 war on Gaza.
1419 Palestinians were killed during the three-week war while thousands were injured, hundreds seriously. Dozens of patients died of their wounds after the war ended.