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2013-02-14 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Egypt Floods Gaza Tunnels To Cut Palestinian Lifeline
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Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-14 00:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [815 views ]  Top

#1 A curious turn of events. The only reasons I can think of on the Egyptian side are someone wasn't getting paid or the Paleos are bringing in something unusually nasty. My money is on the former.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-14 01:36||   2013-02-14 01:36|| Front Page Top

#2 The Jerusalem Post has more here, but it basically boils down to the Egyptians started pumping well water into the tunnels five days ago while PA and Hamas leaders were in Egypt for a reconciliation meeting, so they must not love Hamas after all.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-14 04:51||   2013-02-14 04:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Dozens of tunnels had been destroyed since last August following the killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers in a militant attack near the Gaza fence.

AH, HAH, you murder Egyptians and they get PISSED.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-14 06:30||   2013-02-14 06:30|| Front Page Top

#4 egypt needs money

really, really, really needs it

fewer tunnels require fewer people to collect the tolls

more tunnels mean some people get away without paying tolls
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-14 10:01||   2013-02-14 10:01|| Front Page Top

#5 Somebody's checks didn't clear.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-14 11:37||   2013-02-14 11:37|| Front Page Top

#6 Lifeline
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-14 15:06||   2013-02-14 15:06|| Front Page Top

#7 They used well water? *FRESH* well water? I thought that was at a premium in those parts, seems like an expensive solution.
Posted by Mitch H.  2013-02-14 16:48||  2013-02-14 16:48|| Front Page Top

#8 Mitch, I know what you mean. They should have used sewage - that would have made the tunnels unusable for a while.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-02-14 16:58||   2013-02-14 16:58|| Front Page Top

#9 I understand there is a surplus of sewage in Gaza. Maybe they could get together, make a deal, ...
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2013-02-14 18:07||   2013-02-14 18:07|| Front Page Top

#10 "I understand there is a surplus of sewage in Gaza."

Hard to see how, Mike. Everybody knows the whole mess of them full of sh*t.
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-14 19:20||   2013-02-14 19:20|| Front Page Top

#11 IIRC, Gaza and environs had wells that were pumped hard, so the well water was undrinkable as the aquifer became brackish or saline. My guess is that the wells all produce saline water now, so the hydraulic commute is short with a nearby saline well.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-14 21:25||   2013-02-14 21:25|| Front Page Top

#12 Rambler in VA. LMAO (ha-ha) The mental picture of sewage under pressure (5" Diam. hose)being pumped in, is precious...Paleos would find the odor refreshing and the solids hopefully would provide the sustenance to throw rocks for another day...
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