Egypt Sees Gaza Smuggling Tunnels as Security Threat

(Ynet News) Roee Nahmias - The Egyptian state newspaper al-Ahram reported Saturday on the Gaza smuggling tunnel industry. The paper presents the tunnels as a national problem which compromises Egyptian security. The report claims that Hamas used the tunnels to smuggle the operatives who carried out the terror attack in central Cairo last February. "This raises the question of whether these tunnels threaten our national security," the report said. The tunnel operators have opened fire at Egyptian security forces a number of times in the past, and have killed and injured Egyptian soldiers.

2009-12-28 07:24:48

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