Badr Mosbeh

October 30th, 2017: Badr Kamal Mosbeh was killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. He was one of twelve killed in the tunnel bombardment. Initial reports were that seven were killed, while the bodies of Badr and four other men were found buried in the rubble several days later.

The Israeli army fired at least five missiles into the tunnel, which was still under construction in the area near Kissufim military base, across the border fence.

The tunnel was run by Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad. Ten of those killed were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, while two were members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, who entered the tunnel after the bombing to assist with the search and rescue operations.

The Israeli army said it carried out what it called “a scheduled detonation of a new tunnel, which was under construction near the border fence.” The bombing was instantly followed by heavy deployment of armored vehicles and fighter jets, in the area, especially east of Khan Younis.

A number of Palestinian armed resistance groups responded to the bombardment by issuing calls for retaliation against Israel, and criticizing Israel for what they claimed was an unnecessary escalation.

Badr, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

‘Ala Abu Ghrab

October 30th, 2017: ‘Ala Sami Abu Ghrab was killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. He was one of twelve killed in the tunnel bombardment. Initial reports were that seven were killed, while the bodies of ‘Ala and four other men were found buried in the rubble several days later.

The Israeli army fired at least five missiles into the tunnel, which was still under construction in the area near Kissufim military base, across the border fence.

The tunnel was run by Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad. Ten of those killed were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, while two were members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, who entered the tunnel after the bombing to assist with the search and rescue operations.

The Israeli army said it carried out what it called “a scheduled detonation of a new tunnel, which was under construction near the border fence.” The bombing was instantly followed by heavy deployment of armored vehicles and fighter jets, in the area, especially east of Khan Younis.

A number of Palestinian armed resistance groups responded to the bombardment by issuing calls for retaliation against Israel, and criticizing Israel for what they claimed was an unnecessary escalation.

‘Ala, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad al-Buheisi

October 30th, 2017: Mohammad Kheireddin al-Buheisi, 22, was killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. He was one of twelve killed in the tunnel bombardment. Initial reports were that seven were killed, while the bodies of Mohammad and four other men were found buried in the rubble several days later.

The Israeli army fired at least five missiles into the tunnel, which was still under construction in the area near Kissufim military base, across the border fence.

The tunnel was run by Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad. Ten of those killed were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, while two were members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, who entered the tunnel after the bombing to assist with the search and rescue operations.

The Israeli army said it carried out what it called “a scheduled detonation of a new tunnel, which was under construction near the border fence.” The bombing was instantly followed by heavy deployment of armored vehicles and fighter jets, in the area, especially east of Khan Younis.

A number of Palestinian armed resistance groups responded to the bombardment by issuing calls for retaliation against Israel, and criticizing Israel for what they claimed was an unnecessary escalation.

Mohammad, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was from Dir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Sabakhi

October 30th, 2017: Ahmad Hasan Sabakhi was killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. He was one of twelve killed in the tunnel bombardment. Initial reports were that seven were killed, while the bodies of Ahmad and four other men were found buried in the rubble several days later.

The Israeli army fired at least five missiles into the tunnel, which was still under construction in the area near Kissufim military base, across the border fence.

The tunnel was run by Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad. Ten of those killed were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, while two were members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, who entered the tunnel after the bombing to assist with the search and rescue operations.

The Israeli army said it carried out what it called “a scheduled detonation of a new tunnel, which was under construction near the border fence.” The bombing was instantly followed by heavy deployment of armored vehicles and fighter jets, in the area, especially east of Khan Younis.

A number of Palestinian armed resistance groups responded to the bombardment by issuing calls for retaliation against Israel, and criticizing Israel for what they claimed was an unnecessary escalation.

Ahmad, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was from Nusseirat refugee camp, east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Husam Soufi


February 9, 2017
: Husam Hameed Soufi, 24, was killed by Israeli missiles while he was working in a siege-busting border tunnel, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Mohammad Anwar al-Aqra’, 38, was also killed in the strike, while at least five Palestinians were injured and buried under the rubble.

The two Palestinians were workers trying to support their families amidst the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. Husam was from Rafah. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad al-Aqra’


February 9, 2017
: Mohammad Anwar al-Aqra’, 38, was killed by Israeli missiles while he was working in a siege-busting border tunnel, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Husam Hameed Soufi, 24, was also killed in the strike, while at least five Palestinians were injured and buried under the rubble.

The two Palestinians were workers trying to support their families amidst the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. Husam was from Rafah. Source: IMEMC