Hamas officials request free trade zone from Egypt

19.09.2012                      03.Tischrei. 5773                      Fasttag Gedaliah

Gaza:

Hamas officials request free trade zone from Egypt

Hamas seeks alternative routes after tunnel crackdown; move would boost Hamas revenues, circumvent Israel's control.

Egypt's crackdown on smuggling tunnels along its border with the Gaza Strip is making shortages ever tighter and has forced the enclave's Islamist Hamas rulers to consider urgent alternatives….