Gaza smuggling tunnels operating despite bombing campaign

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January 21, 2009 15:46

 
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Smuggling into Gaza from Egypt is under way again, only days after the end of Operation Cast Lead against Hamas. AP Television News footage shows Palestinian smugglers Wednesday filling a fuel truck with petrol that came through a cross-border tunnel from Egypt. The footage also shows workers busy clearing blocked tunnels and bulldozers carrying out other repairs. One of the stated goals of the IDF offensive was to stop the smuggling through the hundreds of tunnels under the border. The goods coming through have included a steady flow of medium-range rockets and other weapons. Israel has said most of the smuggling tunnels were destroyed in repeated bombing runs by IAF jets.

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