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Feb 14, 2013 Comments Off spratico

YnetNews-Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.

The network of tunnels is a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30% of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel for more than seven years. (Reuters)

Egypt must be hard-up for more toll money on goods coming/going into Gaza.