Egyptian military forces have started digging massive tunnel along borders with the Gaza Strip, according to Days of Palestine.Security sources confirmed on Monday that Egyptian authorities have begun digging a new tunnel in the Sinai, along the border with the Gaza Strip, Egyptian news website Alamatonline.com reported.
The tunnel is intended to help the Egyptians to monitor the smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza.
Although these tunnels are used to take essential goods into the besieged territory, and have been described as “Gaza’s lifeline,” the government in Cairo claims that they are a threat to its security.
The tunnel is expected to be 2km from the actual border; it will be 20m deep and 10m wide.
According to Alamatonline.com, local Egyptian residents are exasperated by the work on the tunnel.
They have complained that preliminary work has already destroyed their farms, which are their main source of income.
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