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Egypt Drowns 8 Hamas Diggers in Gaza Tunnel Flooding, 7 Rescued
The Jewish Press ^ | March 10th, 2016 | David Israel

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, Ma’an 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 Ma’an, 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 Israel’s 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.


TOPICS: Egypt; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; eritrea; fatah; gaza; goodfence; hamas; hizbollah; iran; israel; lebanon; moat; sinai; waronterror; yemen
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1 posted on 03/10/2016 12:06:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

enhanced water boarding.


2 posted on 03/10/2016 12:07:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

Same way you deal with rats in tunnels...


3 posted on 03/10/2016 12:08:34 PM PST by GraceG (The election doesn't pick the next president, it is an audition for "American Emperor"...)
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To: nickcarraway

Someone slipped up. They were only suppose to rescue one so he could go back and tell the others.


4 posted on 03/10/2016 12:08:35 PM PST by inpajamas (Texas Akbar!!!!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Why didn’t they seal the entrances and leave them down there.


5 posted on 03/10/2016 12:08:40 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: nickcarraway

gee, that’s too bad.


6 posted on 03/10/2016 12:08:48 PM PST by dp0622
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To: nickcarraway

OMgosh was the environment harmed? /hand wringing


7 posted on 03/10/2016 12:09:15 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: nickcarraway

Hamas is in De Nile..........................


8 posted on 03/10/2016 12:10:03 PM PST by Red Badger (The Left doesn't like him and the Right doesn't like him, so he must be the right guy for the job...)
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Thankfully the Egyptian military took back Egypt from the Obama/Hillary/Kerry loving muslim brotherhood.

They know a terrorist organization when they see one.

9 posted on 03/10/2016 12:14:29 PM PST by TexasCajun (#BlackViolenceMatters)
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To: Nachum; Mr Apple; stephenjohnbanker; SunkenCiv

That’s okay.

But if Israel did it, the media would go apesh*t.


10 posted on 03/10/2016 12:15:06 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: inpajamas

Thumbs up!


11 posted on 03/10/2016 12:18:48 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda�Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: forgotten man
Why didn’t they seal the entrances and leave them down there.

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.

12 posted on 03/10/2016 12:23:30 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: MarvinStinson

Of course.


13 posted on 03/10/2016 12:23:34 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: Red Badger
Don't quit yer day job, Mr. Rickles.

(Pretty good though, I do love a good pun.)

14 posted on 03/10/2016 12:24:01 PM PST by OldSmaj (Obama WILL leave the White House when it's time. Our nations patriots will see to it. Guaranteed.)
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To: MarvinStinson

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.


15 posted on 03/10/2016 12:24:37 PM PST by sparklite2 ( "The white man is the Jew of Liberal Fascism." -Jonah Goldberg)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Biden: “ The only good Palinstinian Homos, is a dead Homos.”


16 posted on 03/10/2016 12:24:53 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: nickcarraway

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!


17 posted on 03/10/2016 12:25:26 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians are not born, they're excreted." Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 -- 43 BCE))
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; ...
One of those "good news, bad news" stories. Thanks nickcarraway.
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18 posted on 03/10/2016 12:25:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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To: Red Badger

“Hamas is in De Nile..........................”

I wish they were.......like the 5,000 lawyers thingy : )


19 posted on 03/10/2016 12:26:20 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: nickcarraway
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said last month that some of the tunnels are being flooded at Israel’s request, noting that Egyptian and Israeli ties are “better than ever.”

That should make Obammy's blood boil.

20 posted on 03/10/2016 12:29:57 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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