Skip to comments.Egyptian flooding drowns Gaza’s tunnel business
Posted on 11/04/2015 12:52:25 PM PST by sparklite2
Egypt's pumping of salt water from the nearby Mediterranean into the tunnels is not only creating a mess as it rises to the surface. Palestinian officials say it is also contaminating water supplies as well as threatening to wreck farmland and spread disease.
Local residents say that at the peak of the tunnel business, after Hamas Islamists seized the Gaza Strip in 2007 and Israel tightened a closure of its crossings into the enclave, nearly 2,500 underground passages snaked under the border with Egypt.
The direction of traffic was mainly into Gaza. Commercial goods - and weapons smuggled in separate tunnels controlled by Hamas and other militant factions - flowed in defiance of what Palestinians and many of their supporters decried as neighboring Israel's siege.
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How biblical. They are salting the earth.
They could also consider stopping the lobbing of rockets and RPGs at Israel and I'm sure the Israelis would stop shooting back.
I'm sure they will come to their senses any day now, maybe with just a few more visits by John Kerry and his genius diplomats to bribe them with American tax dollars. < / sarcasm >
Photo caption: A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel after it was flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip November 2, 2015.
My question: Why isn’t the “Palestinian worker” shot?
>> Palestinian officials say it is also contaminating water supplies as well as threatening to wreck farmland and spread disease.
Then STOP DIGGING TUNNELS, you ignorant vermin.
If they used their digging skills productively they would have struck oil by now.
Good! Anything to get the Satanic Arab murder gangs OUT of there... and back into their own Muslim countries... or better yet, send them directly to their Satan “god” so they can collect their 72 virgins. to HELL with them all, for all the murder, terror, mayhem, and suffering Moslems have caused, and continue to cause, innocent people everywhere on Rock Three
to HELL with them! anyone that can and is willing to do it, SUPER DUPER! ASAP!
Aw, shucks. [/s]
Gee.....another feel good story!
Pali Delenda Est anyone? Rome salted the land at Carthage after its final defeat, albeit from the surface to destroy its farmland. Although given
Pali farming skills destroying farmland there is redundant.
We’re not supposed to feel sorry for the smugglers because the government has figured out how to shut down their smuggling are we?
shudda mixed cement wid da water
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