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February 14, 2013 12:53 am

Egypt Floods Gaza Tunnels to Shut Them Down

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Smuggling tunnel near Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. Photo: wiki commons.

Wall Street Journal –  Egyptian forces flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.

The network of tunnels is a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30% of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel for more than seven years.

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