24-06-2017 08:12 AM Jerusalem Timing

Army Demolishes 250 Tunnels between Egypt and Gaza

Army Demolishes 250 Tunnels between Egypt and Gaza

Egyptian Army has shut down all tunnels in Arish Governorates Sarsoriya region, an area known for goods and commodities transport between Egypt and Gaza.

Egypt: tunnel dug to transfer food and commodities to Gaza StripEgyptian Army has shut down all tunnels in Arish Governorates Sarsoriya region, an area known for goods and commodities transport between Egypt and Gaza.

About 250 tunnels have been demolished so far, according to a military source in North Sinai Governorate.

On Wednesday, troops stationed in the border area of Rafah seized 70, 000 liters of petrol and diesel due to be transferred to the Gaza Strip through the tunnels.

This seizure was the largest of its kind since the start of the military campaign to demolish tunnels, a military source told the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The latest military operation to destroy the tunnels began after the killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in the area last summer.

The army is currently on a state of high alert, the source explained, to prevent any hostile acts against the forces participating in the process of demolishing the tunnels, “as well as to seize any goods intended for smuggling,” he further elaborated.