A member of al-Qassem Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, martyred Tuesday evening in a tunnel collapse in Khan Younis to the south of Gaza Strip. Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades identified the martyr as 27-year-old Marwan Barham Marouf.
Last month, nine members of the Brigades martyred in two separate tunnel collapses. The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since 2006, denying about 1.8 million people in Gaza their basic human needs. The Israeli tight siege has forced Gaza residents to use the tunnels to supply themselves with their highly-demanded necessities, including food, medicine, as well as infrastructure materials like concrete and fuel.