Skip to comments.Egypt Drowns 8 Hamas Diggers in Gaza Tunnel Flooding, 7 Rescued
Posted on 03/10/2016 12:06:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
Seven Arab tunnel diggers were rescued by a search operation in Rafah city on the southern edge of the Gaza Strip Thursday, after Egyptian authorities had flooded a tunnel where they were working, Maan reported, citing Hamas security sources. Gazan authorities are searching for one worker who is believed to be still stuck inside the tunnel.
The tunnel was flooded by Egyptian authorities who pumped seawater into it. Last month, according to Maan, the Egyptians destroyed another tunnel in the same manner, but no injuries were reported.
Gaza Arabs have always relied on underground smuggling tunnels across the Egyptian border, but since the 2007 Hamas takeover of the Strip, when Israel imposed a military blockade on Gaza, they became a vital source of supplies, both civilian and military.
Since the ousting of the Muslim Brothers regime in Egypt, the new masters of the Nile have made a point of destroying and flooding hundreds of the tunnels as a security measure in the northern Sinai against Islamist terrorists who attack Egyptian police and military personnel there. The fact that Hamas, whom Egypt considers a collaborator with the previous regime, also suffers in the process is a nice bonus.
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said last month that some of the tunnels are being flooded at Israels request, noting that Egyptian and Israeli ties are better than ever.
The UN reported in February that only a few tunnels remain partially operational between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
enhanced water boarding.
Same way you deal with rats in tunnels...
Someone slipped up. They were only suppose to rescue one so he could go back and tell the others.
Why didn’t they seal the entrances and leave them down there.
gee, that’s too bad.
OMgosh was the environment harmed? /hand wringing
Hamas is in De Nile..........................
They know a terrorist organization when they see one.
But if Israel did it, the media would go apesh*t.
They are down there digging - they will just dig another entrance. Also, if they have any sense at all, they will have multiple entrances or at least multiple concealed airholes.
Tunnels can be very, very complex, far more than a simple tube with an opening at each end.
(Pretty good though, I do love a good pun.)
Yes, if Israel did it, the ‘world community’ would be up in arms. I’m coming to be an admirer of Milo Minderbinder who contracted with Germans to bomb an American field, and everyone got a share.
Biden: “ The only good Palinstinian Homos, is a dead Homos.”
Wonderful. Brilliant. We used to clean out rodent tunnels this way! It’s easy. Low cost. Low tech. Effective. Let’s see more of this, Egypt. Good show!
One of those "good news, bad news" stories. Thanks nickcarraway.from the FRchives:
“Hamas is in De Nile..........................”
I wish they were.......like the 5,000 lawyers thingy : )
That should make Obammy's blood boil.
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