Maj. Avichai Adraee, the IDF’s spokesperson in Arabic, has issued a warning to the residents of the Gaza Strip following several landslides in the area, the result of the collapse of Hamas’ terror tunnel network.
Adraee stated on Monday that in the last month, the Gaza Strip witnessed more than three such collapses. “According to estimates, the cause of these collapses is linked to the underground system of Hamas,” he noted in Arabic.
“These events are a new example, but not the only one, of Hamas’ absurd use of civilian areas. It is unpredictable when the earth will shake again under the feet of the Gazans because of this blatant exploitation that the population pays for over and over again,” he stated.
“Residents of Gaza, I suggest that you be aware of the activities of Hamas in your areas,” he warned.
It appears that the recent rains have brought to the collapse of the tunnels, many of which are built in the sand, and with cheap and weak materials. Several Gazans working for Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have died in these tunnel collapses in recent years.