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Man dies of electric shock inside Rafah smuggling tunnel
Published Sunday 12/01/2014 (updated) 13/01/2014 12:07
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man died as a result of an electric shock sustained inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on Sunday morning, medical sources said.

Spokesperson for the Gaza Strip Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra identified the victim as 29-year-old Bassam Ismail al-Farmawi from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Al-Qidra confirmed that the victim had sustained an electric shock.

Following the incident, the victim was evacuated to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah where medics announced his death.

Tunnels connecting Gaza to Egypt provide a vital lifeline for the besieged Palestinian territory amidst the otherwise wide-ranging Israeli-led blockade.

Since the Egyptian military's ouster of democratically-elected president Morsi in July, Egypt has destroyed hundreds of tunnels in an effort to strictly enforce the blockade.

This tightening has led to major shortages of basic commodities in Gaza, and has forced smugglers to use increasingly covert and dangerous methods to import goods.

The blockade has been in place since 2006, and it has limited imports and exports and led to a major economic decline and humanitarian crisis.
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1 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
12/01/2014 13:14
Again - what Maan doesn't say is that the blockade can end if Hamas joins the civilized world and agrees to negotiate a peace treaty with Israel. As the world knows, Hamas is the abused welfare-child of Iranian and Qatari power-brokers, who don't care at all about Gazans but do want to buy influence in the region. Glad to see, however, that Maan now acknowledges the "Israeli-led" blockade, of which Egypt is a key player. Free Gaza now = get rid of Hamas.

2 ) Electric / Shock
12/01/2014 15:10
So, based on that article - there are still some smuggling tunnels operating under the border between Gaza and Egypt. That means Egyptian should use all due diligence to discover and destroy those tunnels. It will also prevent future death from electric shock.

3 ) Sarah / The Netherlands
12/01/2014 17:36
@2 What were our grandparent doing in the getto's? Right, digging tunnels to eat. You all didn't learn anything. O yes you did learn, you are now doing the same to Palestinians as nazis did to us.

4 ) Gobbi / UK
12/01/2014 18:47
@3 The difference is the Jewish people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Romany were all sent to be murdered. When Hamas recognizes the Jewish state of Israel to exist the then embargo will be lifted. The Jewish settlers thanks to Ariel Sharon have already left Gaza unilaterally.

5 ) likadik / India
12/01/2014 18:52
#3 You seem to have untenable grasp of facts, regarding the Nazis and an embargo on Gaza by Israel.

6 ) Sarah / The Netherlands
12/01/2014 21:19
@5 I'm not talking about the embargo alone, the "Israelis" are the Palestinian nazis. No,worse, our holocaust lasted 5 years, the Palestinian holocaust begon in 1948 (and even before) and is still going on. Palestine isn't the great Israel, only the Messiah knows. Thats why the zionist can keep on digging and don't find answers. Come on, put some more fake graves in Palestine, maybe some dumb-heads keeps believing you.
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