At least one Hamas terrorist was killed over the weekend as a terror tunnel collapsed in Gaza, Hamas sources confirmed. The collapse occurred in a tunnel that had been dug south of Gaza City. The terrorist, Abed Alhaman Alhur, was a member of Islamic Jihad.
Unconfirmed reports Sunday said that another two terrorists were killed in a second tunnel collapse in Gaza Sunday morning. Over the past month, at least two other terrorists were killed in collapses. Hamas has not officially stated what the reasons for the collapses were. Earlier this year, Infrastructures Minister Yuval Steinetz said that Egypt had been weakening and destroying the tunnels, but he later retracted that statement.
Overnight Motzoei Shabbos, security officials said they arrested five wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces. IDF soldiers also seized weapons and fake Israeli identity cards in Chevron.
Also Sunday morning, police arrested a man who claimed that he had set fire to the Histadrut building in central Tel Aviv earlier that morning. The fire broke out early Sunday morning, with dozens of firefighters responding to multiple alarms. No one was injured, and there was minor damage to the building. The suspect’s motivations are not known.