A Hamas tunnel digger. (Rahim Khatib/Flash90) (Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
(Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Another five Hamas terrorists have joined the growing list of diggers who have been killed or injured after the tunnel in which they were working collapsed.  

Hamas’ terror tunnels network continues to collapse as five more Hamas diggers were injured when their tunnel caved in late Saturday night.

According to Palestinian sources the tunnel in the Zaitoun neighborhood in southeast Gaza City collapsed on top of five members of the Hamas terrorist organization.

According to the report, searches were underway for possible additional missing people.

During the past few weeks, Hamas has reported at least ten other deaths in three separate tunnel collapses.

Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to penetrate Israel to carry out terrorist attacks on civilians and soldiers. The IDF destroyed most of the tunnels during the summer of 2014, but Hamas has since been working vigorously to rebuild the network, many times at the expense of innocent Gazans, from whom they steal building materials which they use for military build-up.

Speaking earlier this month, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said the army is operating to counter the threat of Hamas terror tunnels and that this is its top mission for 2016, while preparing for all developments and eventualities.

In the meantime, Hamas has vowed to proceed with its offensive against Israel.

“The resistance factions are in a state of ongoing preparation underground, above ground, on land and sea,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh boasted at a rally honoring seven dead Hamas terrorists killed in a tunnel collapse.

By: Max Gelber, United with Israel