JERUSALEM, 5 Nov (JMCC) — Egyptian security officials uncovered thirteen tunnels used to smuggle goods under the border between Egypt and the Hamas
-ruled Gaza Strip
in the past two days. The area where the tunnels were discovered has now been sealed off ahead of their destruction.
Tunnels under the town of Rafah that straddles the Egypt-Gaza frontier are used to transfer all kinds of goods into the densely populated Palestinian enclave, even cattle and dismantled vehicles.Egypt is building an underground barrier aimed at ending the tunnel trade, after repeated efforts to find and demolish the supply pipelines. Regular Israeli air strikes have also failed to end the thriving business.
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