Hamas terror group threatened Monday evening that an IDF explosion of a terror tunnel earlier in the day that had crossed into Israeli territory from Gaza and resulted in the death of 12 Muslim terrorists constitutes a “grave escalation.”
Among those killed were senior commanders of terror groups while another 11 were wounded in the explosions.
The terror tunnel was detonated on the Israeli side of the fence. Gazan terrorists were killed from secondary explosions.
Most terrorists were killed entering the tunnel after the explosion.
Two of the terrorists killed belonged to the military arm of the pro-Iranian Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)—the second largest terror movement in the strip after the ruling government of Hamas—while a third was a Hamas field commander who belonged to the terror group’s elite Nukhba commando unit.
It later emerged that a Hamas terrorist identified as Marwan al-Ara was also killed in the explosion, along with Misbah…
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