Gazan Civil Defense rescue teams on Tuesday morning were battling to save the lives of 14 Palestinians who went missing inside a smuggling tunnel when Egyptian military forces filled it with seawater.There were apparently 21 people in the tunnel, and seven of them managed to get out.
Muhammad al-Meidana, a Civil Defense official, told Ma'an that rescue teams had been able to save the lives of seven tunnel workers, but that contact was lost with 14 others, who were now missing.
Initial reports that the Civil Defense had established contact with these 14 workers turned out to be false.
Even the Palestinian press, while reporting it, is not treating this as that big a deal so far.
Because dead Palestinians are only newsworthy based on who can be blamed for their deaths.
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