Egypt Creating Buffer Zone along Gaza Border

(Al-Ahram-Egypt) Residents are being evicted from land adjacent to Egypt's border with Gaza to create a buffer zone. Security sources said aerial photography has revealed the existence of at least 200 tunnels below houses slated for evacuation, and in some cases two or more tunnels lead from a single home. Homeowners with tunnels beneath their homes are not eligible for compensation. While the initial zone is to be 500 meters wide, some tunnels extend as far as two km. into Egyptian territory.

2014-11-07 00:00:00

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