Four Gazans die in tunnels while striving to feed their kids

Gaza has been under strict Israeli siege for 10 years

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In 2014, Egyptian authorities began to establish a buffer zone in North Sinai’s city of Rafah along Gaza border following a spate of militant attacks against army and police forces

Bodies of four Palestinians disappeared in tunnels used to smuggle food from Egypt to Gaza were recovered on Sunday morning.

The tunnel collapsed after the Egyptian army flooded it with massive amounts of seawater in an attempt to stop Gazans from smuggling food to their children in the besieged coastal enclave.

Gaza has been under strict Israeli siege, backed by Egypt and the oppressive international community, for ten years.

In recent months, the Egyptian army has begun flooding a network of cross-border tunnels linking Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip with seawater.

The Gaza residents had come to depend on the tunnel network to smuggle desperately-needed commodities, including food, fuel and medicine.

Since the 2013 military coup against President Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian authorities have cracked down on the tunnels along border with the Palestinian territory.

On Saturday, the Egyptian army said its forces had destroyed seven cross-border tunnels on Gaza border last month.

In 2014, Egyptian authorities began to establish a buffer zone in North Sinai’s city of Rafah along Gaza border following a spate of militant attacks against army and police forces.

(Source / 05.12.2016)

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