Archive: 7/26/2011
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  7/26/2011, Tammuz 24, 5771

Egypt Denies Weapons Smuggling via Gaza Tunnels


Egyptian security sources denied, on Tuesday, Israeli charges that large quantities of weapons were being smuggled into Gaza from the northern Sinai peninsula, according to the Al-Yaum Al-Saba' internet site. The sources said there was no basis to the claims and that the Egyptian security establishment not only controls the border area and the streets leading to the border city of Rafah, but to the Sinai peninsula as well.

The sources said the tunnel areas are patrolled and that dozens have been discovered and destroyed recently. They called the claims delusional and irresponsible, adding that they were driven by intentional motives, including a response to Egypt's hosting of an international conference calling for creation of a Palestinian Authority state.