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  Tevet 10, 5770 , 27/12/09

Tunnels Begin Collapsing Under Gaza as Barrier Expands

Gaza Arab sources said that four tunnels running under the Gaza-Sinai border collapsed Friday, as a result of Egyptian construction of an underground metal barrier between Gaza and Sinai. Several Gaza Arabs were injured, and a fire broke out in one of the tunnels.

Out of fear of further tunnel collapses, terrorists have increased the rate of smuggling. Terrorists have begun using tunnels away from the area of the border, which take longer to dig because they run further into Gaza and Sinai; digging activity near the border has practically stopped, the sources said. Egyptian officials have told crews building the barrier to proceed with caution, in order not to create an "earthquake" that would affect buildings in the area of the ground that has become less stable as a result of the tunnel digging by Gaza Arab terrorists.

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