Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Egypt detonates tunnels, installs surveillance cameras along borders with Gaza

RAFAH, (PIC)-- The Egyptian government destroyed more tunnels along its borders with the tiny Gaza Strip that were used by Gazans to bring food and basic needs into their besieged Strip, Palestinian sources and eyewitnesses confirmed.

The Israeli occupation government destroyed nearly one-half of the tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border during its brutal war on Gaza last month, the sources added.

The Egyptian government also halted fuel supply to Gaza Strip, which aggravated the suffering of the Palestinian people there, especially that no fuel is being supplied to Gaza from the Israeli side.

Sensor cameras were also installed by the Egyptian security forces on top of high building to monitor the borders with help from American, German, and French experts with the aim to uncover and destroy all the tunnels.

Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, and her former US counterpart Condoleezza Rice signed an agreement to block smuggling of weapons to the Palestinian people in Gaza who are under the Israeli occupation. The French government also sent a frigate to block the sea of Gaza.

In the same context, the Egyptian Al-Ahram news paper quoted "responsible" Egyptian source as asserting that the Egyptian government has decided to seal off the Rafah crossing point by this Thursday, and that it would open the gate for humanitarian reasons on the time Egypt deems suitable.

The Egyptian decision comes amidst growing public demand in the Arab, Muslim, and international communities to lift the unjust economic siege on the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza Strip, especially after the devastating war unleashed by the Israeli occupation government on the tiny Strip, which left more than 7000 Palestinian victims and displaced tens of thousands of families.

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