Egyptian security explodes smuggling tunnel into Gaza

The Palestine Telegraph

Gaza, January 30, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - Egyptian security forces exploded Saturday a tunnel in the Al-Barahma neighborhood, south of Rafah city. No injuries or damage were reported.

The tunnel was used to bring goods from Egypt into the blockaded Gaza Strip; fortunately, the tunnel was empty of workers at the time, Palestinian sources reported.

The movement of goods through the tunnels between Egypt and Gaza has declined recently, due to increased surveillance and arrests by Egyptian authorities.

Gazans use tunnels to smuggle supplies to the besieged Strip, to circumvent the blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip for more than three years. And now, Egypt is building an underground, steel wall to further prevent smuggling.

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