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Hamas Commander Killed In 10th Tunnel Collapse This Year

The Times of Israel reports: A tunnel collapse in Gaza killed a commander with Hamas’s military wing, the group said Monday, in the 10th such cave-in since the start of 2016.

A brigades spokesman described the collapse as a “work accident,” the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

The tunnel collapse occurred in the Shejaiyah neighborhood east of Gaza City, where some of the most intense fighting of the 2014 war between Israel and Gaza-based fighters took place.

The field commander killed in the collapse was named by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades as Abd al-Salah al-Butnaji, 36.

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