The Egyptian army has begun digging deep water reservoirs for fish farming along the border with Gaza to loosen up the soil and inundate it with waters pumped in from the Mediterranean, as a method of combating and destroying tunnels leading from Gaza into the Sinai peninsula, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday.
Egyptian soldiers keep guard as heavy equipment destroy smuggling tunnels beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip February 19, 2013. Egypt will not tolerate a two-way flow of smuggled arms with the Gaza Strip that is destabilising its Sinai peninsula, a senior aide to its Islamist president said, explaining why Egyptian forces flooded sub-border tunnels last week. To match Interview PALESTINIANS-TUNNELS/EGYPT REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) – RTR3DZKH
The Egyptian army began digging these water reservoirs two days ago, within the buffer zone Jerusalem and Cairo agreed that Egypt could create along the border with Gaza. As it currently stands, a thousand meters in length have currently been dug, reaching depths of up to 20 meters.
The Egyptian army has also begun pumping in sea water into these…..