Egypt uncovers 10 more secret tunnels on Gaza borders

08:19, April 19, 2010      

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Egyptian authorities uncovered on Sunday 10 secret tunnels on Gaza borders used for smuggling goods to the besieged strip, state-run MENA news agency reported.

Security authorities in North Sinai, North-Eastern Egypt, found the 10 underground tunnels beneath houses in the city of Rafah near the international borders between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Several items were found in two tunnels, including steel, auto spare parts and power generators, according to MENA.

Egyptian police have been guarding the tunnels entrances until the tunnels being blocked.

The Gaza Strip has been under a tight Israeli siege since the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) seized control of the coastal strip in 2007.

Some Gazans have resorted to tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border to bring in much-needed daily necessities. Israel has accused Palestinian militants of smuggling weapons into the enclave by these tunnels.



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