Hamas Arrests 'Israeli Spy' Who Allegedly Tried to Get Info on Gaza Tunnels

Woman, 35, visited mourning relatives of recently deceased militants in attempt to deliver intel to Israel, Hamas-affiliated website reports.

Palestinian members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement mourn during the funeral of fellow militant Ahmed al-Zahar in the village of Al-Moghraga near the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on  February 3, 2016.
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Hamas has arrested a Palestinian woman suspected of spying for Israel in the Gaza Strip, a website affiliated with the militant group reported on Saturday. 

According to the report, the 35-year-old woman visited the mourning families of militants who were killed in recent tunnel mishaps, and tried to glean information from them under the pretense of a condolence call. 

Nine Hamas militants died in two separate tunnel accidents in the last two weeks. On Tuesday, two militants, one of them a field commander, died in a tunnel in central Gaza. It was unclear if the tunnel collapsed or if the two were killed by an explosion inside the tunnel.

A week before, seven members of Hamas' military wing were killed in a tunnel that collapsed due to weather conditions east of Gaza City. According to the reports, those killed were aged 19-25 and were working to reconstruct an old tunnel used by Hamas during Israel's last military operation in Gaza in 2014.