Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

21.09.2012                      05.Tischrei. 5773

Gaza:

Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

Zahar calls for Gaza to become a free trade zone with Egypt after the shutting down of smuggling tunnels.

For years, the tunnel economy in the Gaza Strip has flourished. An estimated 1,000 tunnels were burrowed underground, connecting the southern Gaza town of Rafah and the Egyptian–controlled Sinai Peninsula. Everything from new cars (cut up into pieces for shipping) to cigarettes, weapons and drugs came through the tunnels….