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  6/19/2014, Sivan 21, 5774

Hamas Calls Gaza Tunnel Deaths 'Resistance Activity'


An explosion killed at least five members of Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in a tunnel under the Israeli border, Thursday, according to Palestinian Authority officials cited by Agence France PresseA security source told AFP the "accidental explosion" happened "inside of an Al-Qassam Brigades tunnel, which collapsed on some 12 members." Eyewitnesses reported a large explosion near the border with Israel.

Following initial denials, the local Hamas information office said, without elaborating, "Five martyrs were killed in a resistance activity in the Saghira
neighborhood" in eastern Gaza City. The Israeli army told AFP it had no knowledge of the incident.

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