Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Egypt destroys tunnel to Gaza after finding arms
"The opening of a tunnel was found ... and it went to the other (Gaza) side of the border," an Egyptian security official, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters on Wednesday. He said it was discovered near the Rafah border crossing.
Egypt has begun deploying 750 border guards along the 12-km (seven-mile) border with Gaza under an agreement to help Israel end 38 years of control of the strip, home to 1.4 million Palestinians.
Israel left on Monday but still controls Gaza's sea lanes, air space and other borders.
The tunnel, which started inside a house and was at least 10 metres (33 feet) below the surface, contained 35 automatic rifles with 115 magazines and three rocket-propelled grenade launchers with 280 grenades, the security official said.
This is the nose under the tent for future actions against Israel as the PLO and other terror orgs begin to get organized in Gaza. Why did Israel ever pull out of Gaza?
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