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Egypt destroyed, flooded with sea water or sewage, 37 tunnels from Gaza in 2018

The Egyptian army began destroying Hamas’ tunnels from Gaza following the September 2013 coup, that saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, who became President after being busted out of an Egyptian prison by hundreds of armed militants who entered Egypt via the Gaza tunnels.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The Egyptian military destroyed 37 cross-border tunnels linking the Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula over the past year, the country’s military has announced.

Egypt has in the past flooded Hamas tunnels along the Gaza Strip with sea-water or sewage, and has destroyed hundreds of homes on the Egyptian side of Rafah to remove the tunnels. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Abbas struggling to survive, convinced world conspiring against him

The aging Palestinian president, whose 4-year-term ended January 2009, is convinced that the whole world is conspiring against him – the Israelis, the Americans, Egypt, among several Arab countries, some Europeans, the special UN coordinator and many, many, Palestinians.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

It’s hard to believe that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas enjoyed last week’s Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha – a holiday he often loves to spend with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Just before the feast began, the first reports about an imminent truce agreement between Abbas’s rivals in Hamas and Israel started appearing in various Arab media outlets. Continue Reading »

IDF arrests 3 Gazans who crossed into Israel, Jets strike targets near Gaza-Egypt border

IDF announced 3 Palestinians from Gaza who crossed over border fence into Israel were arrested Saturday evening and that IAF jets destroyed “terrorist infrastructure” near the Gaza-Egypt border, which Palestinian media reported to be a tunnel.
– Without going into details, the IDF also announced it would be closing the Kerem Shalom crossing after an assessment of the current security situation with Gaza.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The IDF struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Saturday, as IAF fighter jets targeted a “terrorist infrastructure” near the Gaza-Egypt border. Since December, the IDF has been targeting terrorist tunnels inside the Gaza strip with targeted attacks, often in response to rocket fire. Continue Reading »

Egypt expands buffer zone to 1.5 km wide along border with Gaza

Egyptian military uses bulldozers to destroy an additional 140 homes along its unsecured border with Gaza to expand its buffer zone once again, this time in a coordinated effort with Hamas to prevent illicit weapons, ISIS and other militants from covertly crossing the border.

By The Associated Press

 

Egypt’s military has bulldozed at least 140 homes and more than 200 acres along the Gaza Strip border, expanding a buffer zone in an effort to cut off the flow of weapons and militants.

The governor of Northern Sinai province, Maj. Gen. Abdel-Fatah Harhour, told The Associated Press late Monday that the military began a new phase in clearing the zone, which is 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) wide and 10 kilometers (6 miles) long. Continue Reading »

A Palestinian State appears attainable, with only one obstacle: PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas

 

The New State Solution: The “ultimate deal” for peace, may be feasible: The White House with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Israel have a plan that would see Gaza’s population, alongside millions of Palestinian refugees, in a sovereign, thriving Palestinian state of ‘Greater Gaza’, that includes increasing its size 5 fold into the Sinai.

 

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its saturation of propaganda embedded into its reports. This article however,
appears to be genuine as the theme is an accumulation of already published
material in Israel and abroad. 

 

By Jonathan Cook

 

Gaza has been the focus of intense talks behind closed doors in recent weeks as disquiet has risen among Arab states at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the coastal enclave. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Egyptian army destroys 12 terror-tunnels along border with Gaza

 

Egypt has flooded a dozen tunnels along its border into the Sinai, where Egyptian security forces are fighting Islamic State-linked jihadists, after accusing Hamas of aiding and protecting them.

By i24news

 

Twelve tunnels along the Gaza-Sinai border have been discovered and destroyed by Egypt, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reports.

The report cited Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Rifae as saying that all the tunnels that linked the coastal enclave to Egypt has been destroyed. Al-Rifae did not provide details of how the tunnels were destroyed, or when.

Gaza terror tunnel - Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Gaza terror tunnel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unith

The report comes nearly a month after four Palestinians were found dead in a smuggling tunnel linking Gaza and Egypt. Continue Reading »

Palestinians starts maritime border talks with Egypt

 

The Palestinian Authority’s agenda is to establish an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Gaza’s coast under UN Convention on Law of the Sea, that incidentally has not been signed by Israel, or the U.S.

By AFP

 

Goal is to establish exclusive economic zone off coast of the Gaza Strip under UN Convention on Law of the Sea
The Palestinians have begun talks with Egypt on setting out the maritime borders of their hoped for future state and the resources they can extract from the sea, their UN ambassador to the United Nations said Friday.

Border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, seen from Rafah, – Photo: SAID KHATIB:AFP

The goal is to establish an exclusive economic zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, said ambassador Ryad Mansour. Continue Reading »

Jordan joins Egypt in restricting movement of Gazans

 

Travelers & human rights groups say that Gazans are experiencing difficulties receiving Jordanian permits, preventing patients, university students and others with business abroad from leaving the Hamas ruled enclave.

By Associated Press

 

Gazans who endured a border blockade by neighboring Egypt and Israel for almost a decade thought they were finally catching a break when Israel slightly eased restrictions on travel from the Hamas-ruled territory in recent months.

Gazans at a rally – Photo: EPA

But now Jordan appears to be emerging as an obstacle, routinely denying transit permits for Gazans and effectively preventing patients, university students and others with business abroad from leaving the territory. Continue Reading »

Dropping Like Flies: Tunnel #7 collapses, killing another Hamas terrorist

 

Unlike previous 6 tunnel collapses where fault was placed on Egypt or Israel, which made smugglers & terrorists alike worried about entering, Hamas has officially labeled the death of  Izzadin Al-Kassam Brigades member, “a work accident.”

 

A Gaza tunnel collapsed in Shujaiyyeh, in the eastern part of Gaza city on Monday, an area near the border with Israel, killing a Hamas operative who was inside.

Abdel Salam Aid Al-Batniji, 36, of the Hamas military wing, died in a tunnel collapse in Gaza. – Photo: ARAB SOCIAL MEDIA

Hamas’s military wing, the Izzadin Al-Kassam Brigades, named the operative as 36-year-old Al-Salam Al-Batniji. Continue Reading »

1 Dead Smuggler, Another Missing After Hamas’ 7th Tunnel Collapsed Thursday

 

Terrorist body unearthed after Hamas’ latest Gaza tunnel collapse 3 days ago, this one an underground smuggling tunnel into Egypt, that has ISIS members working on the Sinai side.

By Ben Ariel

 

A Gazan was found dead on Saturday and another remains missing after the collapse of yet another tunnel on the Egypt border, the interior ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said, according to AFP.

On Thursday, rescue services said seven men had been trapped in the collapse of a tunnel.

Five were rescued, but “the body of Fadi Abu Dan was pulled out as the search continues for someone else,” the ministry said on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Still Dropping Like Flies: 6 Hamas smugglers buried alive in 6th tunnel collapse in 2016

With 12 Hamas terrorists already dead from previous collapses since January, Hamas blames Egypt for the latest, as 6 smugglers are buried alive and one unaccounted for.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Six Palestinians were trapped and another was missing Thursday after a Gaza smuggling tunnel collapsed, a local Hamas official said.

He described the underground passage from the southern Gaza town of Rafah into neighbouring Egypt as a “trade tunnel.”

The cave-in, the sixth since January, was caused by Egyptian flooding of the border zone in its campaign to stop smuggling, the official told AFP.

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Authorities have spoken to one of the trapped men by mobile telephone and rescue efforts are under way, he added. Continue Reading »

Hamas operatives believe Israel behind tunnel collapses, afraid to go underground

 

After the latest incident, the 2nd time in as many days, and the 3rd time in a week, raising total Palestinian terrorist killed to 12, Hamas operatives are worried about entering terror-tunnels.

By NOAM ROTENBERG

 

Hamas operatives are afraid to enter underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip fearing they will collapse, The Jerusalem Post has learned from Palestinian sources.

A Palestinian worker re-digs a smuggling tunnel after being flooded by Egyptian security forces. – Photo: REUTERS

A Palestinian worker re-digs a smuggling tunnel after being flooded by Egyptian security forces. – Photo: REUTERS

In addition, some of the operatives digging the tunnels believe Israel was involved in at least some of the recent tunnel collapses that claimed the lives of several Hamas men. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist dead as 5th Hamas terror-tunnel collapses since January 26

Resumption of death curse with yet another terrorist killed and 5 more wounded in Gaza, as fifth Hamas terror-tunnel collapses, raising total Palestinian terrorist killed to 12.

By Ari Yashar

 

A Hamas terrorist was killed on Thursday and five other terrorists were wounded when a tunnel collapsed in Khan Yunis, located in southern Gaza.

The Hamas health ministry identified the killed terrorist as 31-year-old Mohammed Mussa al-Astal.

The death restarts the series of tunnel fatalities in Gaza after a break of nearly a month. Early last month the tally reached as high as 11 Gazanswho died while digging tunnels, in collapses that came in quick succession. Continue Reading »

Dropping like flies: Hamas searching for 5 missing terrorists in collapsed terror-tunnel

 

In 4th collapsed Gaza tunnel since January, Hamas search & rescue teams are trying desperately to recover the 5 members of its military wing who disappeared.

By Daniel Siryoti

 

Yet another tunnel dug by Hamas in the Gaza Strip has collapsed. Palestinian media outlets reported Sunday that five members of Hamas’ Izzedine al-Qassam military wing had been trapped when a tunnel collapsed on them east of Zeitoun in the Gaza Strip.

The opening to one of Hamas’ tunnels leading into Israel from Gaza – Photo: Reuters

Their condition was unknown. Hamas cordoned off the scene and search and rescue teams were looking for the five operatives. Continue Reading »

Egypt’s army destroyed 20 more smuggling tunnels under Gaza border in November

 

The 20 tunnels that were found & destroyed in November are part of Egypt’s policy, after it cleared a buffer zone along the Gaza border last year, in its attempt to eliminate the cross-border network of tunnels used for terrorism in the Sinai, & smuggling weapons to Hamas and other terror organizations in Gaza.

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Egyptian military says it has destroyed 20 recently discovered underground tunnels along the border with the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian worker repairs a smuggling tunnel after it was flooded by Egyptian security forces – Photo: Reuters

The army says the tunnels were found and destroyed in November. Continue Reading »