Three Palestinians were killed and another injured after a tunnel collapsed in southern Gaza on Friday morning.I'm not sure if they are from the same al-Lahham family who lost four members during Operation Cast Lead - all of whom were Hamas terrorists (in that case, from Deir al-Balah, three listed as "civilians" by PCHR and one listed as "militant," and all four Hamas "policemen.")
Medics at Yousef An-Najjar Hospital told Ma'an three bodies were brought in after the Rafah tunnel collapsed. Another injured Palestinian was taken to the European Hospital, they said.
All four men were thought to be from the same family, the Al-Lahhams of Khan Younis.
A Hamas-affiliated militant from Khan Younis died overnight, its armed wing said in a statement on Friday morning.Which means he either blew himself up or was offed by "friendly fire" while Hamas was practicing killing Jews.
The Al-Qassam Brigades said Tareq Abu Jazer, 22, was killed in an operation, the nature of which was not specified.
The group added that the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian was killed in the line of duty.
The slightly more interesting part is that the announcement is on the al-Qassam Brigades website - and they say he was killed while doing "police" duties. Which is just more proof that for Hamas, there is no distinction between police and terrorists.
The 2009 PalArab self-death count is now at 175.
In non-self-death news, Hamas leader Khaled Meshal's father died this morning.
A 65-year old Gazan who made it to Mecca for the Umrah died there.
The Palestinian Authority is trying to replace shekels with Jordanian dinars, dollars and euros as currency in Gaza. Gaza consumes some 50 million shekels of cash every month, which raises the question - if it is under siege, where does it all go? Some people in Gaza must be getting rich.
A Palestinian Arab human rights office was raided by unknown people and its computers were confiscated.