Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20 | Al Akhbar English

Meanwhile, Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to. Due to the crippling Israeli blockade, the smuggling tunnels to Egypt have come to represent a lifeline for the Gaza Strip.

Since the ouster of President Mohammed Mursi in July 2013, Egypt has taken a harsh stance against Hamas, punishing by extension all of Gaza’s population by limiting its ability to smuggle in food, medicine and construction materials.

via Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20 | Al Akhbar English.

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