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Egypt destroys Gaza survival tunnel

Egyptian authorities have destroyed another cross-border tunnel along Rafah used as a conduit for vital supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to Egyptian security officials, the tunnel was being used for sending cars into Gaza.

Security officials raided the tunnel in Al-Dehniya region on Tuesday as efforts were underway therein to transfer the cars into the besieged territory, AFP reported.

An exchange of fire was also heard during the incident.

The tunnels, also known as “Gaza’s feeding tubes” which link the south of the impoverished strip to Egypt, are frequently attacked by Israeli and Egyptian security forces.

The tunnels are at times filled with gas or water.

Earlier this month, nine tunnels on the border with Gaza were attacked by Egyptian forces and a Palestinian was captured along with quantities of unspecified goods bound for the besieged territory.

As a result of the crippling land, sea, and air blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on Gaza, the Palestinian territory’s 1.5 million inhabitants have had to rely heavily on the perilous tunnels as the sole means of obtaining essential supplies such as food and medicine.

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