Egypt Pumps Toxic Gas Into Smuggling Tunnel, Killing Two Palestinians


Two Palestinians died Monday and several others injured after Egyptian troops pumped toxic fumes into a smuggling tunnel stretching into the Sinai Peninsula from the Gaza Strip.

The Hamas-run Gaza Interior Ministry was quoted by Wafa news as identifying the two as 39-year-old Hamas officer Abdul Hamid al-Aker, who was killed during a “security mission to inspect the tunnel,” and 28-year-old Sobhi Abu Qarshin. Abu Qarshin was said to have died during a rescue attempt.

Several other security personnel were rescued by civil defense teams from inside the tunnel and were rushed to hospital, where they were described as being in moderate condition.

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  1. That’s the way to do it! And, they won’t even be condemned by the world for it! Them Palestinians killed themselves- they committed suicide!

  2. If Israel even thinks of doing it they will be condemned for excessive force and for acting like nazis. Israel should just hire Egypt to take care of this problem.

  3. Both sides have to tone down the inflammatory rhetoric. I’ve called on Kristen Gillibrand to immediately cut off all funding to Israel.

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