Egypt's Gaza Wall Months from Completion

(Reuters) Dan Williams - An underground wall that Egypt is building along its border with Gaza will significantly stem Palestinian arms smuggling when it is completed, an Israeli military officer said on Wednesday. However, the officer said it may be months before it is finished. "The wall definitely has the potential to make things difficult, though it (smuggling) won't stop hermetically," an Israeli military officer said. "There has certainly been an effect already. It's driving Hamas crazy." Citing an Egyptian intelligence source, Israel's Yediot Ahronot said the wall would run as deep as 30 meters and would be rigged with sensors and pressurized hoses to flood tunnels with seawater.

2009-12-31 09:09:58

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