Thursday, October 27, 2016

IDF officer to Gaza: Collapsed tunnels not just 'work accidents'

Major General Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), on Wednesday warned Palestinian Arabs residing in Gaza to stop assisting Hamas in building new terror tunnels leading into Israel.

In a post on Facebook, which was written in Arabic and translated by the NRG Hebrew-language news website, Mordechai told Gazans that the recent deaths in collapses of tunnels were not only caused by “work accidents”.

"Since the summer of 2014, when Operation Protective Edge in Gaza ended, some 30 Palestinians were killed in activities related to tunneling. Some of them were killed when tunnels collapsed, some in ‘work accidents’, and the rest - God knows from what…” he wrote, according to NRG. READ MORE