On Tuesday, another Hamas terrorist was killed in the fourth tunnel collapse in recent weeks. The Palestinian jihadist was buried underneath a mountain of rubble after a makeshift tunnel designed to transport weapons and conduct terror attacks against Israelis gave way to faulty construction in the Khan Younis area of southern Gaza. Hamas’ health ministry spokesman confirmed the death, claiming 27-year-old Marwan Marouf, an operative from Izzadin al-Kassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, was buried in the tunnel collapse.
Again, the the freak accident was seemingly miraculous. For the fourth time in less than two weeks, the hand of God appeared to smite the enemies of Israel. It was as if God himself was fulfilling his word. “But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked,” reads Isaiah 11:4.
The timing could not have been more perfect.
“The collapse came a day after another Palestinian was killed when an smuggling tunnel caved in north of Rafah,” reports The Times of Israel.
While Hamas’ tunnel building brigade appears to be falling on some hard times, it doesn’t seem likely that will stop the construction of underground pathways to terrorize Israelis. “In January, Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh vowed that his group will never stop digging tunnels and upgrading rockets in preparation for any possible confrontation with Israel,” explains The Jerusalem Post.
However, the Israeli Defense Forces has been working tirelessly to mitigate the threat of a Hamas terror tunnel attack. With the apparent blessing of God, the IDF has dispatched its experts to assess the threat from Gaza.
“IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot told a conference at Herzliya’s Interdisciplinary Center that the IDF is working, mostly in secret, to counter the Gazan tunnel threat and has employed nearly 100 engineering vehicles on the border to locate and destroy the Hamas passageways into Israel,” adds The Times of Israel.
“We are doing a lot, but many of [the things we do] are hidden from the public. We have dozens, if not a hundred, engineering vehicles on the Gaza border,” stated Eisenkot.
The sad truth is that a handful of tunnel collapses aren’t going to stop the scourge of jihadist terrorism boiled in the cauldron of Hamas’ military wing - although divine intervention occasionally helps.