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Gaza shuts down border tunnels citing safety
Published Monday 14/01/2013 (updated) 16/01/2013 10:18
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The entrance of a tunnel in Rafah city which supplies Gaza with gravel
for construction. (Reuters/File)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Gaza's border authorities decided on Monday to shut down all smuggling tunnels between the coastal enclave and Egypt until further notice.

A spokesperson of the border authorities told a Ma'an reporter the decision was precautionary after several tunnels have collapsed in the past week as a result of heavy rain and stormy weather.

Palestinian civil defense crews are still searching for two workers who went missing last week after a tunnel collapsed in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip as a result of heavy rain.

Another tunnel worker was killed in tunnel collapse on Sunday morning, and three others were wounded.

The mayor of Rafah Subhi Abu Radwan told reporters on Sunday that several smuggling tunnels under the border between Gaza's Rafah and Egypt were damaged duringlast week's flooding.


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1 ) Mel / USA
14/01/2013 17:10
Obama! END ISRAEL'S ILLEGAL OCCUPATION &LAND/RESOURCE THEFT.END THE ILLEGAL BLOCKADE/COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT OF GAZA! KNOCK DOWN THE APARTHEID WALLS.DISMANTLE THE FIXED&MOBILE CHECKPOINTS,STOP Jewish-only colonies & outposts! Allow Palestinian humans to return,work,earn,progress,feed their children,pay their bills,retain quality of life &security for the future!What's more important Obama?Wolf,Heschel&tolerance?Or Jabotinsky,Netanyahu&monism?Make American Jews choose!"Tunnel"vision?Or admiration?

2 ) Mel / USA
14/01/2013 18:09
Criminal smugglers have no place in Gaza in 2013.

3 ) Mel / USA
14/01/2013 19:54
#2: There should be NO reason for ANY SMUGGLING in Gaza,"criminal",or from desperation to survive.The ILLEGAL Israeli blockade on POW camp Gaza must be ended,just as USA helped in ending the Warsaw Ghetto,where some Judenrats ALSO profitted from the suffering of their OWN,on a Black Market caused by racist Nazism,the partner of Israeli racist Zionism! And dude,stop using other people's sign-in names.If you want to be a spineless leech,just SIGN IN as "SPINELESS LEECH/USA"??
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