The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed while working in a tunnel, in Gaza City.The Brigades said that Ahmad Riyadh al-Haddad, age 21, was killed on Thursday evening in a siege-busting tunnel.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, confirmed the death of al-Haddad, and said the slain fighter is from Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, west of Gaza City.