Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Gaza tunnels 'shut down by Hamas'

    Tunnels are dug under the Gaza-Egypt border to allow goods to be smuggled between the countries.
    Tunnels are dug under the Gaza-Egypt border to allow goods to be smuggled between the countries.

    Hamas has ordered Gazans to shut down the network of tunnels used for smuggling along the border with Egypt, in an unprecedented move.

    Gazans told Israeli media that they believed the closure of the tunnels was in response to security requests from Egypt. The move comes shortly after Israelis were advised to leave the Sinai peninsula after an urgent warning of an imminent kidnap attempt by Hamas.

    The Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt, usually accessible on Wednesdays and Thursdays, has been closed in light of the terror threat. More than 650 Israelis had already returned home by this morning.

    Hamas sources told Ha’aretz that the closure of the tunnels was temporary and that citizens were allowed to retrieve perishable items from the tunnels.

    Egypt has also cracked down on smuggling through the Gaza tunnels and is in the process of building an underground wall, made of steel, to block the tunnels.

Israel

Israel fire eyewitness: 'We were trying to out-...

Orlando Radice

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Israel fire eyewitness: 'We were trying to out-...
Israel

Arabs and Palestinians around the world celebra...

JC Reporter

Friday, November 25, 2016

Arabs and Palestinians around the world celebra...
Israel

Bibi faces probe over subs deal

Anshel Pfeffer

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bibi faces probe over subs deal
Israel

Meet the rabbi that's making waves

Tim Marshall

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meet the rabbi that's making waves
Israel

Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage ...

JC Reporter

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage ...
Israel

Israeli rabbis, Hamas founder call for peace

Nathan Jeffay

Israeli rabbis, Hamas founder call for peace
Israel

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk

Anshel Pfeffer

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk
Israel

New cases for the Negev's genetic detective

Nathan Jeffay

New cases for the Negev's genetic detective
Israel

Israeli rabbis in hot water

Anshel Pfeffer

Israeli rabbis in hot water