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  Adar 25, 5767 , 15/03/07

Tunnel Collapse Kills One Near Rafiah

A tunnel collapsed near Rafiah on Thursday afternoon, killing one Arab resident who was in the tunnel at the time. The tunnel had been used for smuggling weapons from Egypt into the Gaza region.

Due to its proximity to Egypt, Rafiah is the location of many tunnels used to smuggle weapons and other contraband into Gaza. The tunnels are also used by terrorists to sneak into Egypt and from there back to Israel, as did Eilat bomber Muhammed al-Saqsaq less than two months ago.
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