Friday, July 16, 2010

Gaza: Tunnel smugglers going out of business - 150 tunnel operations closed in two months

Smuggling tunnels linking Egypt and Gaza have been called a lifeline for Palestinians enduring Israel's three-year blockade of the territory.

But now that Israel is allowing many more goods into Gaza, the smugglers have started going out of business.

More than 150 tunnel operations have closed in the last two months and thousands of people face losing their jobs.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Rafah, where the once busy smuggling bussiness has turned strangely quiet.

[July 16, 2010]