September 14, 2005

Arms Tunnel to, you guessed it, Gaza.

Honestly, is anybody really surprised? Egypt Discovers Tunnel Under Gaza Border:

El-ARISH, Egypt - Egypt said Wednesday it had found an arms-smuggling tunnel under the Gaza border, and Palestinians crossing the frontier were warned to return by sunset when passport controls will be reimposed.

Egyptian border guards discovered the tunnel in the al-Duhniya area, 2 1/2 miles south of the Rafah crossing point, on Tuesday evening, a security official said.

The tunnel contained 38 firearms and three rocket-propelled grenades, the official added, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

The tunnel penetrated to the Palestinian side of the frontier, and Palestinian security forces seized the weapons Wednesday, the official said.

The smuggling of weapons from Egypt was a major concern of the Israeli military administration that ruled the Gaza Strip from 1967 until Monday. The Israeli withdrawal was conditional on Egypt's deploying troops along the border to prevent arms smuggling.

I am sure both the Egyptian and Paleswinian "border police" will try their darndest to prevent arms smuggling...

Posted by Kyer at September 14, 2005 01:05 PM | TrackBack