IDF soldiers at the opening of a Hamas tunnel

IDF soldiers at the opening of a Hamas tunnel

Seven Hamas members died when a tunnel into Israel collapsed as they were working on it, the Islamic terrorist group said.

Eleven terrorists were repairing the tunnel to fix damage sustained from heavy rainfall, Hamas said.

The tunnel collapsed killing seven, while the rest were rescued, it said.

Mosque speakers in Gaza blared Hamas speeches and eulogies mourning the dead terrorists after the announcement.

Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to penetrate Israel to carry out attacks on civilians and soldiers.

Israel destroyed dozens of the tunnels in the war with the terrorist group in Gaza in 2014.

Three other Hamas terrorists were killed in tunnel collapses in Gaza earlier this month.