Egyptian court orders destruction of Gaza tunnels

H/T Magic Martin

CNN

From Adam Makary, Hamdi Alkhshali and Catherine E. Shoichet. CNN
February 27, 2013 — Updated 1514 GMT (2314 HKT)
Palestinian workers in Gaza hoist goods out of a tunnel from the Egyptian side of the border last year
Palestinian workers in Gaza hoist goods out of a tunnel from the Egyptian side of the border last year

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Gaza smuggling tunnels
  • An administrative court in Cairo orders them closed and demolished
  • Egyptian security forces have flooded tunnels with sewage in a new campaign
  • There are hundreds of underground tunnels in the vast Sinai Desert area

Read a version of this story in Arabic.

(CNN) — An Egyptian court ordered authorities Tuesday to destroy tunnels between the country and Gaza — the latest sign of a crackdown on underground smuggling networks.

It’s unclear what Egyptian authorities will do to comply with the court’s decision, but it appears to fall in line with a recent push to put a stop to the tunnels.

Egyptian security forces began sending sewage through the tunnels earlier this month as part of a new campaign to flood them, two senior intelligence sources said.

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One Response to Egyptian court orders destruction of Gaza tunnels

  1. Bataviawillem says:

    “There are hundreds of underground tunnels in the vast Sinai Desert area”
    ?? The border between Egypt and Palestine is 12500 meters in length.
    That is shorter than from down town Hamilton to down town Dundas or Stony creek.

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