The Jerusalem Post reports: The military wing of Hamas, Izzadin Kassam Brigades, released a statement saying that a member of the brigade was killed when the tunnel collapsed on him.
He was the second Hamas operative to be killed in a collapsed tunnel this week.
Since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge offensive, some new tunnels have been discovered and there has been many reports of tunnels collapsing during construction.
After the IDF uncovered a tunnel extending into Israeli territory in April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that Israel has developed a cutting-edge tunnel technology to locate tunnels.
In May the IDF detected a deep Hamas attack tunnel, stretching from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel.
The 30-meter deep shaft was likely dug after Operation Protective Edge, according to an IDF assessment, though this has not been verified.
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