Egypt destroys tunnel under Gaza border

MENA

Published: 2018-02-03 15:47

Last Updated: 2018-02-03 16:50


Sinai attack in 2015, resulted in 30 deaths(EA World View)
Sinai attack in 2015, resulted in 30 deaths(EA World View)
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A tunnel under the Gaza border was destroyed by the Egyptian army on Friday, Middle East Monitor (MEM) reported citing Anadolu.

According to MEM, explosive devices found in three warehouses and a tunnel used by “terrorists” were destroyed.

Since 2015, the Egyptian army has been pumping water under the border to stop Palestinians in the Gaza Strip from smuggling goods.

While the tunnels are a “lifeline” to Gaza residents under blockade, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi tries to destroy them on the pretext of usage by ISIS and other terrorists who target police and army in Sinai.

The Egyptian army, had destroyed 12 “hideouts used by terrorists” in central Sinai on Friday, according to Egypt Independent.

Sinai Peninsula, has been exposed to several attacks by ISIS in the past year who targeted civilians.