Palestinian Civil Defense crews found, early Sunday, the bodies of four Palestinian workers who had been missing for over a week, in a commercial tunnel on the Egyptian border with Rafah.

The defense crews said, according to Al Ray, that three of the workers were identified as Sami Altaweel, 30, Ali Badawi, 45, Emad Badawi, 24, from Rafah, south of Gaza, while the fourth was identified as Muhammad Badawi, 22, from Nuseirat, central Gaza Strip.

The defense crews said that the four workers had been missed after the Egyptian army flooded the tunnel they were working in.

They were not members of any armed Palestinian group, but were working in the tunnels to provide for their families amidst the deadly Israeli siege in the coastal region.

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