Islamic Jihad says Gaza blast death toll rises to 12, vows to continue developing tunnels

(Worthy News) - A Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip on Friday said that five more of its members, who were previously thought to be missing, died when Israel destroyed a cross-border tunnel earlier this week, raising the number of deceased in the incident to 12.

Islamic Jihad said that the five militants had been digging the tunnel leading into Israeli territory “for years.” In the 2014 Gaza war, Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants used tunnels to wage attacks against Israel. “We announce that five heroes from the al-Quds Brigades have risen to heaven,” the al-Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, said in a statement.

The group’s statement came after Israel denied authorities in Gaza immediate access to the Gaza-Israel border area, where the militants were thought to be located. Israel controls a buffer zone near its frontier with the Strip. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Islamic Jihad says Gaza blast death toll rises to 12, vows to continue developing tunnels

  1. Good, maybe more of them will die in the next shutdown of their tunnels.

    You can't expect much more out of a bunch of suicidal maniacs.

    If they want to kill themselves by putting themselves knowingly in harms way...fine with me.

    Let God decide. If they knew Him, they'd hear him warn them and if they followed Him, they'd decline to be in the tunnels when they are blown up or whatever it is Israel is doing to close them down. Last time, Isreal gave the whole world notice it had noticed, almost a whole day's time to get out.

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