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Israel—Egypt's Junta Coordination

Published on 12 July 2014, by M. Tomazy.
While Israel is waging an atrocious war against Palestinians, Egypt's junta closed Rafah crossing between Gaza strip and Egypt on Friday. Earlier, they opened it for a few wounded Palestinians to receive treatment in Egyptian hospitals. Last March "Egypt’s military said Wednesday it has destroyed 1,370 smuggling tunnels under its border with the Gaza Strip, as Cairo’s ties remain sour with the Hamas movement that rules the Palestinian enclave.
Ties took a turn for the worse after the military’s July ouster of Islamist president Mohammad Mursi, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, with which Hamas is affiliated.
The statement did not say when the tunnels were destroyed, but the military has poured troops into the adjacent Sinai Peninsula to counter militancy that has grown since July.
The tunnels, under the town of Rafah, are used to transfer food, fuel and consumer products into the densely populated Palestinian enclave."

Undoubtedly, Egypt's junta side-by-side with Israeli government are carrying out a collective punishment against Palestinians in Gaza, hoping to undermine the Palestinian resistance led by Hamas.