Middle East

Closing of Smuggling Tunnels Hits Gazans Hardi
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October 01, 2013
Gaza's economy has been hit hard by the recent destruction of most of the smugglers' tunnels into Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The tunnels provided an economic lifeline to Gaza, which is under a seven-year-old Israeli blockade. But Egypt says the tunnels were being used by Islamist militants to stage attacks in Sinai. Scott Bobb reports from the Rafah crossing in the Gaza Strip.

Closing of Smuggling Tunnels Hits Gazans Hard

Published October 01, 2013

Gaza's economy has been hit hard by the recent destruction of most of the smugglers' tunnels into Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The tunnels provided an economic lifeline to Gaza, which is under a seven-year-old Israeli blockade. But Egypt says the tunnels were being used by Islamist militants to stage attacks in Sinai. Scott Bobb reports from the Rafah crossing in the Gaza Strip.


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