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Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels

Calls for Gaza to become free trade zone with Egypt

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/live_from_the_arab_spring/article/hamas_worried_as_egypt_closes_tunnels

For years, the tunnel economy in the Gaza Strip has flourished. An estimated 1,000 tunnels were burrowed underground, connecting the southern Gaza town of Rafah and the Egyptian–controlled Sinai Peninsula. Everything from new cars (cut up into pieces for shipping) to cigarettes to weapons to drugs came through the tunnels.

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