Thursday, October 19, 2006

Gaza smuggling tunnels

I saw this picture this evening, showing an Israeli soldier looking into the opening of a tunnel in Gaza. The tunnels are thought to be used to smuggle weapons into Gaza from Egypt.

But what really caught my eye about the photo was the background. It looks an awful lot like the remnants of the greenhouses the Israelis built prior to their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. The greenhouses covered large areas, and were used for growing produce. Of course, the Palestinians looted and trashed the one thing they could have used to provide jobs and revenue for them as soon as they took over the area.

The tunnel entrance appears to be inside one of the ruined greenhouses.

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