Archive: 9/3/2012
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  9/3/2012, Elul 16, 5772

Abbas: End Gaza Smuggling Tunnels


Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority strongly criticized, Monday, the smuggling tunnels between Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, and called for their end. Interviewed by the Egyptian newspaper Ruz Al-Yusuf, he called the tunnels a chicken that lays golden eggs for the Hamas terror organization and funds its government in Gaza.

Abu Mazen said that "Gaza has 800 new millionaires who made their fortunes in tunnel trade," adding that Sinai has become a breeding ground for extremist groups that move around between Egypt and the Hamas-controlled area. He called on people to stop covering for them and to fight them.