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Sinai Tribal Leader Rejects Gaza Buffer Zone

The head of the Sinai Tribes Union has thrown his support behind Gaza as Egypt's army tightens its blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory.
Palestinians look at Egyptian soldiers on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip September 8, 2013. Egyptian security forces have destroyed at least 20 houses along the border with Gaza, local residents said, in what the Palestinian enclave's Islamist Hamas rulers fear is an effort to build a buffer zone to isolate them. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTX13CMQ
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GAZA — Continuous explosions conducted by the Egyptian army have been reducing Egyptian homes near the Gaza border to rubble. These explosions pulverize the homes, while some of the debris even reaches the wall separating the Egyptian and Palestinian sections of Rafah.

The purpose of these explosions is to destroy the underground tunnels connecting the two parts of Rafah.

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