Egypt uncovers tunnel under Gaza border

November 10, 2006 23:16


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Egypt on Friday discovered a weapons-smuggling tunnel under its border with Gaza, a move that will please Israel, which has long accused the Egyptians of failing to stop the flow of arms to Palestinian militants. Egyptian security officials said the tunnel began in the bedroom cupboard of an Egyptian of Palestinian origin who lives in northeast Sinai. The tunnel ran 700 meters and emerged in the Gaza house of one of his relatives, the officials in this north Sinai town quoted the man as telling his interrogators. The officials identified the man as Raed Seif Barhoum and said he had finished the tunnel last month.

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