Four young men have been missing and premused dead since Saturday morning in Palestine’s besieged Gaza Strip after Egypt flooded the smuggling tunnel they had entered only moments earlier.
Ali(35), Emad(22) and Mohammed Badawi(20) had entered the tunnel with a fourth man, of whom we know only his first name, Sami(27). Soon after people outside heard one of them shouting “Water! Water!” and three people entered the tunnel, only to face an onrushing wall of water from the Egyptian side, from which they themselves successfully escaped.
Egyptian military has been reported on flooding tunnels in the same area on Saturday and Sunday.
Civil defense teams had by Tuesday been searching for the missing young men in vain and their families are reported to be in a state of confusion and pain.